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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
West County HHW Collection Facility 101 Pittsburg Ave. Richmond Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off Large amounts of cooking oil: Pour into an unbreakable bottle with a screw-top lid and bring to the SMaRT Station for recycling. Limit is 10 gallons in 5 gallon capacity containers or smaller with screw-top lids. The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Smart Alternative Fuels 18405 Clear Creek Rd Redding Recycle Paid Pick-up Restaurants/businesses
SkipShapiro Enterprises 318 Hawthorn St New Bedford Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity oils & grease. Collection, transportation & recycling.
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center. Residential only. Up to 15 gallons.
SeQuential 3333 NW 35th Ave Portland Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial provider. Provide collection container and pick up schedule. Also provides grease trap service.
Salinas Tallow Salinas Recycle Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up
Republic Services Recycling Service Center (Fremont Residents) 42600 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Recology SF Household Hazardous Waste Facility 501 Tunnel Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off MAXIMUM OF 10 GALLONS PER DAY. San Francisco residents only. Address verification required. Open Thursday-Saturday only from 8am-4pm.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
North Bay Restaurant Services PO Box 5606 Santa Rosa Recycle Paid Pick-up Residential and commercial cooking oil pickup. Grease trap/interceptor pumping. Hood cleaning. Steam cleaning. Kitchen floor cleaning for restaurants
Materials Reuse 2650 Nicol Ave Oakland Recycle Free Pick-up
Imperial Western Products 86-600 Ave. 54 Coachella Recycle Paid Pick-up Call for complete service information
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.
El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off For all EBMUD residential customers. Residential cooking oil only. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home or place into recycling bin on-site.
EBMUD (East Bay Municipal Utility District) 2020 Wake Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up EBMUD residential customers can to use our self-service receptacle. Residential cooking oil and grease only – no other wastes. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home. Upon arrival, the guard will direct you to the receptacle. Open 24/7. Do not mix with automotive wastes. For solid grease disposal bring something to scrape the grease from your container into the receptacle. If grease is frozen it is best to bring it to room temperature prior to disposal. For COMMERCIAL quantity, there is a fee for drop off; pick up services.
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off
Darling Ingredients Inc. 429 Amador St. San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up Call for complete service information
DAR PRO Solutions 429 Amador St San Francisco Recycle Paid Pick-up Commercial pick up and servicing. Containers and system install and servicing, as well.
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.

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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