WHY COLLECT USED COOKING OIL?
F.O.G., which includes used cooking oils, can be a serious problem for home plumbing and Palm Beach County's wastewater collection system. Cooking oil that’s poured down the sink - even if followed with hot water or soap; or flushed down the toilet; or put down the garbage disposal doesn’t disappear. It can gel and solidify into thick layers inside drainpipes, sewage pipelines, and sewage lift stations, constricting water flow and possibly backing up home plumbing. It’s messy, smelly and costly to clean up. If you have used residential cooking oil and grease, we want it.