KITSAP COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
|| November 24, 2015
Lisa Horanyi, Education and Outreach Coordinator
Recycling options for used cooking oil
(Port Orchard) - Fats, oils and grease from
kitchens can impact sewer systems in a big way. When poured down a drain
inside the house these items can quickly damage or clog sewage pipes.
Whether your house is on a septic system or connected to a public sewer system, items like fats, oils and grease can impact
your pipes in a negative way. NEVER pour these items down your kitchen sink.
This holiday season residents can recycle used cooking oil at no cost at
locations listed below. Instead of pouring fats, oils and grease down drains or throwing it
into the garbage, recycle it. Kitsap County Public Works contracts with
a local biodiesel firm for a recycling option for residents.
Whether you plan to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving or simply cook meats
in the kitchen, take your used cooking oils over to these locations:
Olympic View Transfer Station
9300 SW Barney White Road, Bremerton, WA 98312
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyday
Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility
7791 NE Ecology Road, Kingston, WA 98346
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Monday
Poulsbo Recycle Center
21868 NW Viking Way, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Call Kitsap 1 (360.337.5777) for
facility closures during the holidays.
- Transport used
cooking oils and fats in a secure container
- Avoid spills.
Pour slowly and with care into collection tank
- Leave nothing behind.
Take your containers with you to rinse/recycle at
- Do not contaminate
with bones, food particles or motor oil
- Make sure you empty your oil into
the cooking oil container, NOT in
the used motor oil container
for a short two-minute tutor on recycling used cooking oil.
Benefits of using biodiesel:
Studies show that biodiesel outperforms gasoline, ethanol, and conventional
diesel in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in overall fuel-efficiency.
Biodiesel has also been proven to be much less toxic than diesel fuel, and
is readily biodegradable. This makes it safer for distribution, use and
storage. Recycling fats into a biodiesel product enhances local economies
and decreases the nation’s dependence on foreign oils.
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