Residents may bring up to 5 gallons of liquid cooking and vegetable oil to our Shady Grove Transfer Station and Processing Facility.
So that the oil may be recycled, do not mix it with any other fluids.
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.
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.
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.
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.