Lexington school collected grease to recycled to be used for research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -The annual Gobble Grease toss was on Friday at Redwood Cooperative School in Lexington.

Officials tell us that last year, the Gobble Grease Toss collected more than 400 gallons of used cooking oil, a record amount.

The cooking oil that they collect will be recycled into biofuel by Kelley Green Biofuel, and some of the cooking oil will be used for research at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research.

“Redwood is looking forward to hosting the annual Gobble Grease Toss again,” says Sarah Cummins, director of Redwood Cooperative School. “At our school, we incorporate nature-based learning into our curriculum, and even our youngest students are passionate about the environment. They are so excited to be part of such a wonderful recycling opportunity for the Lexington community.”

They say cooking oil should never be poured down sink drains or flushed down the toilet.

It can solidify and clog pipes in your home.

Oil and grease can even clog the city sewer lines, leading to sanitary sewer overflows – the discharge of untreated sewage into streets, yards and creeks.

For more information on the Gobble Grease Toss, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.

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