Cooking Oil & Grease Hazardous Waste Curbside Trash You may dispose of small amounts of household cooking oil and grease into the trash after it has cooled down and solidified. RecycleMore provides a free residential Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) drop-off service as part of the HHW Program. Most cooking fats will be turned into bio-diesel. Please do NOT mix with automotive waste (no auto oils or lubricants) – these cannot be separated. No restaurants will be serviced. Maximum is fifteen (15) gallons per person (divided into three 5-gallon containers). West Contra Costa County residents may take their FOG to the West County HHW Collection Facility or the El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center. Never Pour Down the Drain Do not pour used vegetable oil or cooking grease down your sink drain. Liquid oil can clog the drain and damage pipes in your home. Let It Solidify Do not dispose of hot cooking oil until it has cooled down. You can stick the pan in the freezer to speed up the process, or seal the cooking oil in a jar. Then, scrape the cooking oil into the trash. FryAway Hardens your Oil FryAway is a cooking oil solidifier. Adding this powder to used cooking oil will transform it into a solid that can be disposed of with organic food waste. Ways to Reuse Filter and Reuse It You can reuse cooking oil more than ten times. Simply filter out the food particles by straining the oil into a clean container. Did You Know? Cars Running on Cooking Grease Many companies and cities are beginning to ask people to donate oil, grease and fat for the creation of biodiesel. Places all around the country have achieved success, from Hawaii to Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York. The homebrew fuel movement has taken off, and biofuels are becoming a competitive fuel choice. During WWII, Disney Helped Turn Bacon into Bombs “Don’t throw out those lovely puddles of grease drippings — save them for our boys on the front line.” Learn more.