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Recycle Thanksgiving cooking oil at Gobble Grease Toss

Recycle your used Thanksgiving cooking oil in a safe, environmentally-friendly way at the Gobble Grease Toss from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridayat Sayre School, 194 North Limestone Street.

UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research will work with Sayre Middle School students to convert the used cooking oil into biofuel.

Because it can cause problems in the sanitary sewer, cooking oil and grease should never be poured down sink drains.

“We are currently investigating the transformation of oils from biological sources to transportation fuels, like renewable diesel, with support from the National Science Foundation,” said Eduardo Santillan-Jimenez with UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research.

Because it can cause problems in the sanitary sewer, cooking oil and grease should never be poured down sink drains. It can solidify in pipes and clog sewer lines in your home or the city’s sewer lines.

Though used cooking oil can be hardened in the refrigerator and disposed in your green trash cart, the Gobble Grease Toss is an opportunity to recycle your used cooking oil to keep it out of the landfill and the sanitary sewer system.

The Gobble Grease Toss is a free service offered to Fayette County residents (no businesses). Citizens should bring the oil in a sealed container to help prevent spills.

For more information on the Gobble Grease Toss, call LexCall at 311 or 425-2255 or visit Livegreenlexington.com.

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