Cooking oil or grease sticks to pipes when poured down the drain and may cause backups and/or sewage spillage. Flushing pipes with hot water will not always clear clogs. For a small amount of cooking oil use the following steps to safely dispose of it.
- Pour (cooled) cooking oil into the can and allow it to solidify then throw it in the trash. If grease is solid, scrape it onto a paper towel or into a can and throw it in the trash.
Check with a local restaurant or pizzeria to see if they allow the use of their drums or bulk tanks to pour a large amount of cooking oil into. Used cooking oil may also be dropped off at a household hazardous waste event.
For Commercial Use - Grease & Used Cooking Oil from Restaurants, Schools and Industrial Businesses:
MOPAC - 741 Souder Road, Souderton, PA 18964 (P) 1-800-967-8325
Mahoney Environmental - 712 Essington Road, Joliet IL 60435 (P) 1-800-892-9392