Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: November 16, 2023
Residents are encouraged to recycle their used vegetable cooking oil on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. To prepare your used oil for recycling, allow it to cool, pour it into a container with a lid, and bring your used vegetable cooking oil to a cooking oil recycling collection location to be recycled into biofuel.
PLEASE NOTE: No bacon grease or other solid animal fats will be accepted as part of this collection.
NOV. 25 VEGETABLE COOKING OIL RECYCLING LOCATIONSSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2023 - Various Times Listed
WEEKLY COOKING OIL DROP-OFF PROGRAM AT DGSDIn addition to the one day event on November 25, cooking oil can be dropped off in a sealed container at the Downers Grove Sanitary District during regular business hours. The Downers Grove Sanitary District and the DuPage County Stormwater Management Department have partnered with SCARCE, a local environmental non-profit organization, to be a permanent collection site for used vegetable cooking oil.
WHAT IS FOG?People are encouraged to recycle their used cooking oil instead of pouring it down the drain or disposing of it in the garbage. When fats, oils, and grease (FOG) are poured down the drain, they may harden in your pipes or sewer lines and potentially cause a blockage and sewer backup. FOG comes from meats, butter, cooking oil, lard, sauces, dressings, and dairy products. Even if hot water is running when it goes down the drain, cooking oils and fats solidify as soon as they reach cold pipes. Following are some helpful tips for addressing FOG.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCESSewer line maintenance tips - dgsd.org/maintain-sewer-lineSCARCE website - scarce.org