City of Ocala to host cooking oil recycling day
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After Thanksgiving, the city of Ocala will be hosting a day for residents to bring their used cooking oil for disposal to help prevent negative environmental impacts.
Residents can bring used cooking oil, such as what many will deep fry turkeys in, in a sealed container to the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park, 2105 NW 21st St., from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 27.
Residents should allow the oil to cool then pour it into a plastic container or jug with a lid and bring the container to the recycling area.
“Pouring fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) down a drain will coat the inside of pipes and solidify, restrict the flow of wastewater and potentially cause a sewer backup or overflow,” according to a city press release.
For more information, call the city of Ocala Water Resources Department at (352)351-6772 or visit ocalafl.gov/government/city-departments-i-z/water-resources/protect-your-pipes.