A program allows residents to recycle cooking oil

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – You’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner and now you’re stuck with a lot of leftover grease. Well, there’s a program in Lexington that is giving you the opportunity to toss it for free.

The Gobble Grease Toss, a community partnership between the University of Kentucky and Kelley Green Biofuel, will take place on November 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School.

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Officials say Lexington residents can safely get rid of hundreds of gallons of cooking oil that would otherwise end up in the trash.

“By hosting the Gobble Grease Toss, our students gain valuable experiences in environmental stewardship and are able to have a positive impact on the local community,” said Head of Redwood Cooperative Sarah Cummins.

Officials say they want to remind residents that cooking oil should never be poured down sink drains. It can solidify and clog pipes in your home. They say oil and grease can even clog the city sewer lines, leading to the discharge of untreated sewage into streets, yards and creeks.



The Gobble Grease Toss is free to all Fayette County residents, but no businesses are allowed. Officials say people should bring cooking oil in a disposable container with a lid.

If you cannot make it to the Gobble Grease Toss, officials say you can also properly dispose of cooking oil by hardening it in the refrigerator.

For more information, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or (859) 425-2255, or click here.