Never put fat, oil or grease down the drain or toilet. It can clog not only your pipes but also the city sewer mains. You should also not add oil to a septic system. It can clog pipes and, even worse, your distribution lines and drainage field.
Take to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station. Drop-off is free.
Please follow the instructions below:
- Stations are for residents with cooking oil from their home kitchens. Cooking oil from businesses cannot be recycled at these stations.
- Before bringing your cooking oil, filter it at home using a strainer, coffee filter, or cheesecloth. Compost or throw away the food particles you filtered out. Take your empty container home to reuse or throw away. Do not leave it in the recycling area.
- Cooking oil must be in a liquid state; no bacon grease or lard. (Pour fat or grease into a sturdy container. Once it has cooled and solidified, put the container in the garbage. Put greasy and oily paper towels in the garbage or in your compost cart.)