Not only will disposing of holiday grease at Ironhouse Sanitary District help save your pipes; it’ll go to a good cause. All grease collected will be recycled and used to make bio-fuels – in this case, bio-diesel for use in school buses.
In addition to the hazards holiday foods pose to your waistline, improperly disposed fats, oils and grease – aka FOG – can harm the environment by creating blockages and sewer overflows in your pipes and in sanitary sewer lines that can cause property damage, foul odors, road closures and a public health and safety threat.
At the Nov. 26 pilot event, Ironhouse Sanitary District will accept leftover grease used to fry turkeys, hams and other traditional festive foods. Just bring your properly collected grease for disposal. Large amounts of used cooking oil can easily be recycled. To store it, place your cooking oil in rigid plastic containers and secure with a screw-top lid for transporting. Smaller amounts of grease can be placed in a coffee can, empty glass jar or disposable storage container and frozen until the container is full and ready for disposal.
For more information on the pilot program, visit www.ironhousesanitarydistrict.com or call 925-625-2279.