Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats

This item is hazardous and requires proper disposal.

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.


Additional Online Resources for Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats

  • Commercial provider. Provide collection container and pick up schedule. Also provides grease trap service.
  • Commercial quantity oils & grease. Collection, transportation & recycling.

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