January 11, 2011

Cooking Oil Can Be Recycled

Look for a "FOG" (as in Fat, Oil, Grease) recycling drum in your area. This stuff does NOT belong in your kitchen sink. But, you say, that hot water makes it disappear so well down the drain. It certainly does, but the gunk solidifies farther down the pipes as it cools off. Then your drains can block and you'll get to know a plumber very well. Perhaps help put his children through college too!

In James City County, VA, you can drop off old cooking oil into this collection drums at all three JCC Convenience Centers.

Waste motor oil, antifreeze, and kitchen grease are accepted here too. Waste paper too if your neighborhood does not have curbside collection.

Mixed paper, glass, and aluminum cans too