How to recycle/dispose of liquid cooking and vegetable oil

Where may I take my liquid cooking oil?

Residents may bring up to 5 gallons of liquid cooking and vegetable oil to our Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility.

  • Go to the Recycling Area.
  • Look for the vegetable oil container/tank.
  • Pour in your vegetable oil.

So that the oil may be recycled, do not mix it with any other fluids.

May I set my liquid cooking oil out for curbside trash collection?

Do not set liquid cooking oil out with your curbside trash items. This prevents oil leaks and spills before and while your trash is collected.

What do I do with plastic cooking or vegetable oil bottles?

We accept all plastic bottles. You may put these into your recycling collection at home. We also accept them for recycling at the Transfer Station.

What happens to the oil accepted at the Transfer Station?

The oil is reused. Some of it is turned into animal feed. And, some of it is turned into biodiesel fuel. Learn more about biodiesel from the US Department of Energy.

What do I do with bacon fat or hamburger grease?

Pour fats and grease into a can, and allow the material to cool and solidify. Then, put the lidded can into your regular household trash.

See detailed instructions for fats and grease from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

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