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.
Permanent Collection Sites:
City of Wheaton
Public Works Yard (south side of 821 W Liberty)
2nd Saturday of each month from 9am - noon
Wheaton Sanitary District
1S640 Shaffner, Wheaton
Every Saturday, 10am - noon
Glenbard Wastewater Authority
21W551 Bemis Rd
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 3pm
Winfield Township Vegetable Oil Collection (see attached flyers below)
Winfield Township Road District
30W575 Roosevelt Rd
Mondays (excluding holidays) 7am - 11am
Third Saturday of each month 7am - 11am
Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Facility
Fire Station No. 4, 1979 Brookdale Road
Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 2pm (excluding holidays)
Cooking Oil Collection
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Drop off cooking oil for recycling at one of these collection sites:
Elmhurst Public Works Garage, 9am-noon
985 S. Riverside Dr.
Itasca Village Hall, 9am-noon
550 W. Irving Park Rd.
LaGrange Park Fire Station #1, 9am-noon
447 N. Catherine Ave
Naperville Fire Station #4, 9am-2pm
1971 Brookdale Rd.
River Forest Village Hall, 9am-noon
400 Park Ave.
Roselle Police Station Parking Lot, 9am-noon
103 S. Prospect
Villa Park Behind Village Hall, 9am-noon
20 S. Ardmore
Wheaton Public Works Garage, 9am-noon
821 W. Liberty
Wheaton Sanitary District, 10am-noon
Winfield Township Road District, 7am-11am
30W575 Roosevelt Rd
New Collection Bin at Jewel Osco in Wicker Park, Chicago
1341 N. Paulina Street (corner of Ashland and Milwaukee)
Chicago Biofuels has begun a pilot program at Jewel Osco to collect liquid vegetable cooking oil. 100% of the oil collected will be turned into Biodiesel. Stop by the Wicker Park Jewel to check out their outdoor bin and drop off cooking oil.
November 30, 2013 (first cooking oil collection in DPC)
300 cars, 21 locations, 12,583 pounds of cooking oil collected!
Partnered with Green Grease and Chicago BioFuels