Keep Cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease Out of Your Sink
Even if hot water is running and the grease is liquid when it goes down the drain, cooking oils and fats solidify as soon as they reach cold pipes. Cities and homeowners spend thousands of dollars on resulting sewer clogs. It's illegal to put liquids into the garbage, and used cooking oil can be recycled into bio-fuel! Instead of dumping it down the drain, put your cooking oil, no matter how small the amount, into a container, and store until there is a cooking oil recycling event. Learn more in this video from the Texas "Cease the Grease" program.
SCARCE Cooking Oil Collection
SCARCE is proud to announce permanent drop off locations for used liquid cooking oil.
Village of Downers Grove:
Downers Grove Fleet Services garage
Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The garage is located within the fenced employee parking lot off Curtiss St (700 Curtiss) on the east end of the Village Hall complex.
Please see any employee to drop off your liquids. There is no curbside collection and items are not permitted to be left unattended outside the building.
City of Wheaton:
City of Wheaton's Public Works Yard (south side of 821 W. Liberty)
2nd Saturday of each month from 9 am until noon
Wheaton Sanitary District:
1S640 Shaffner, Wheaton
Every Saturday, 10am-noon
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
SCARCE coordinated the first Cooling Oil Collection in DuPage County at 21 locations on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Partnering with Green Grease and Chicago BioFuels, we collected approximately 12,583 pounds of cooking oil from nearly 300 cars!
Cooking Oil Recycling in Glendale Height