Lexington collects leftover Thanksgiving grease

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- If there’s one Thanksgiving leftover you don’t want, it’s probably cooking grease.

The city of Lexington helped people get rid of their unwanted grease in an environmentally friendly way.

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The public works department took in gallons of holiday cooking oil during its annual Gobble Grease Toss.

The event is put on every year to encourage people not to pour leftover grease down the drain.

“It is a constant battle that we fight and the more that we can get people to keep from not putting things down the drain that don’t belong there the better it is for our sanitary sewer system,” said Angela Poe, with Lexington’s public works department.

Some of the grease will be used for bio-fuel research at UK.

The rest will be recycled at a plant in Lousiville.