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.
|Canola oil||Olive oil||Soybean oil|
|Corn oil||Peanut oil||Sunflower oil|
|Lard||Sesame oil||Vegetable oil|
To recycle cooking oil properly here’s what you can do:
Cooking oil can be recycled in several ways. Because it has a BTU value it is commonly made into a fuel that can be run in diesel engines. Bio-diesel is usually made by a chemical conversion process but some companies can also ultra filter the oil for direct use as a fuel. Cooking oils and greases are also used in producing feedstocks and fertilizers, or made into products such as cosmetics and soaps.
This used cooking oil drop off program is for residential cooking oil only.
Commercial and industrial customers must contact a licensed commercial grease hauler for cooking oil disposal options.