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Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats

Cooking oil, grease, and fats may be liquids or solids, from households or restaurants.

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Cooking oil and grease poured down drains can build up in pipes causing backups at home, into streets and the storm drain system. Wipe pots, pans and cookware “clean” with a disposable towel prior to washing and place in green bin. Save used cooking oil in a resealable container and bring it to a cooking oil and grease drop-off location. Commercial kitchens should contact a grease hauler for service.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
Berkeley Recycling Center 669 Gilman St.
(corner of 2nd & Gilman)
Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Biofuel Oasis 1441 Ashby Avenue Emeryville Recycle Free Drop-off Upon arrival, enter the building so an employee can unlock the receptacle for you.
Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Facility 4797 Imhoff Pl. Martinez Recycle Free Drop-off For households only.
City of Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Station Program 2501 Embarcadero Way Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off Only 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per visit. Must be a Palo Alto resident, proof of residency is required.
Darling Ingredients Inc. 429 Amador St. San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up Call for complete service information
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
EBMUD EBMUD Administration
375 11th Street
Oakland Safe Disposal Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity.
EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District) 2020 Wake Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off Empty into black metal Cooking Oil bin. Must be liquid at room temperature - NO SOLID GREASE (please compost solids)
GreenWaste of Palo Alto 2765 Lafayette St Palo Alto Compost Paid Pick-up Small amounts of oil and grease can be placed in your green cart, use paper towels or other compostable items to absorb them. Large amounts should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Station.
Imperial Western Products 86-600 Ave. 54 Coachella Recycle Paid Pick-up Call for complete service information
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Free Pick-up

Curbside Service

Organics Special Action Note
Alameda
Wiped excess fat and grease with a paper towel and place in organics cart. Compost small amounts of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. For large volumes of used cooking oil, contact ACI for a designated container and set out adjacent to recycling cart.
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Albany
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Berkeley
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resealable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Used cooking oil must be collected in screw-top plastic containers that are no taller than 12 inches in height. Label container "Cooking Oil" and set out on the curb next to carts and visible to the driver.
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Dublin
Small amounts of fats and grease wiped with a paper towel can go in the compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Emeryville
Fats and grease wiped with a paper towel can go in the organics container. Small amounts of solid fats & grease in a paper container may also go in the organics container. For large volumes of used cooking oil, put in a container with a re-sealable cap and transport for drop-off at a collection facility.
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Fremont
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in plastic bottles with caps to drop off at Republic Services at 42600 Boyce Road during business hours.
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Hayward
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Livermore
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility. We now take 1-gallon of cooking oil in orginal screw top plastic jug at curb per week.
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Newark
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Oakland
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Piedmont
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Pleasanton
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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San Leandro
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Compost wiped fats and grease with a paper towel. Compost small amount of solid fats & grease in paper container for compost. Collect large volumes of used cooking oil in a plastic bottles with a resalable cap to transport for drop-off at at a collection facility.
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Union City
Used cooking oil can be dropped dropped off at Republic's Fremont facility (42600 Boyce Rd.) during business hours. Paper towels with grease, and small amounts of solid fat may go into the compost. No liquids in the compost bin.
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