Are you frying your Thanksgiving turkey this year? The city of Lexington, Bluegrass Greensource and Henry Clay High School are offering a way for you to recycle the used cooking oil in a safe, environmentally-friendly manner.
The Gobble Grease Toss will be held Friday, November 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henry Clay High School, 2100 Fontaine Rd. The used cooking oil will be used by Henry Clay students to make biodiesel as part of an engineering project.
Fats, oil and grease from cooking that are poured down sink drains solidify in pipes, clogging sewer lines in your home and causing backups in the city’s sanitary sewer lines. Clogs in the city’s sewer lines can lead to sanitary sewer overflows – the discharge of untreated sewage into streets, yards and creeks.
Disposal of the cooking oil at the Gobble Grease Toss is free. Citizens are requested to bring the oil in a sealed container to help prevent spills.
If you are unable to dispose of your used cooking oil or grease at the Gobble Grease Toss, cooking oil can be placed in a soup can or coffee can and allowed to harden in the refrigerator or freezer. This solidified grease can be placed in your green Herbie waste cart with the rest of your landfill-bound waste.