Ahh, Thanksgiving. Cooler temps, great food and… leftover cooking oil? Jefferson County makes it easy and free for citizens to recycle oil and grease after Turkey Day—and any day. Find a location near you today, and keep scrolling to learn how it works!
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This service is available for Jefferson County residents year-round. It’s an easy thing to do, but it’s incredibly important. 75% of all sewage blockages are caused by fat, oil and grease—which means recycling yours can save Jefferson County from paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs.
Here’s how it works:
- Find the recycling center closest to you. There are 23 throughout Jefferson County—click this link to find a map of locations.
- Drop by a center and pick up a free plastic gallon jug for your grease—or just use one of your own with a sealed lid (no glass).
- Finish cooking and allow the oil and grease to cool (seriously, don’t skip this step).
- Once it has cooled, pour the used grease into the container. Pro tip: you can order a funnel for less than $10 on Amazon to make the process easier.
- When the container gets as full as you want, just drop it back off at the center at any time.
- While you’re there, grab another container and start the process over. It’s as simple as that!
Note: edible oil products ONLY. No fuel or motor oil is accepted.
Keep your grease containers near and your drains clear this Thanksgiving. Recycle your cooking oil in Jefferson County!