|| December 6, 2012
|| Greg Gachowsky,
Kitsap County Sewer Utility
Kitsap 1: 360-337-5777 or
Options for Recycling Used Cooking Oil
(Port Orchard, WA) - Fats, oils and grease from kitchens can
impact sewer systems in a big way. When poured down a drain inside the house
these items can quickly damage or clog sewage pipes. Whether your house is
on a septic system or connected to a public sewage system, items like fats,
oils and grease can impact your pipes. NEVER pour these
items down your kitchen sink or other drain.
This holiday season Kitsap County Public Works is partnering with a local
biodiesel firm to offer a new used-cooking oil recycling option at the
Olympic View Transfer Station (OVTS) at no cost to residents. Instead of
pouring fats, oils and grease down drains or throwing it into the garbage,
recycling your used cooking oil at OVTS will turn it into biodiesel.
“We know more and more residents are deep frying turkeys, so we wanted to
offer a sensible option for disposing of the cooking oil,” said Stella
Vakarcs, Senior Program Manager of Kitsap County Sewer Utility.
here for a grahic)
- Transport – used liquid cooking oils and fats in a secure container
- Avoid Spills – pour slowly and with care into collection tank
- Make sure you empty your oil into the cooking oil container, NOT in
the used motor oil container
- Leave Nothing Behind – take your containers with you to dispose at
- Do Not Contaminate – with bones, food particles or motor oil
In this pilot program, only OVTS will accept used cooking oil.
Benefits of turning used cooking oil into biodiesel:
Studies show that biodiesel outperforms gasoline, ethanol, and
conventional diesel in reducing carbon dioxide emissions and in overall
fuel-efficiency. Biodiesel has also been proven to be much less toxic than
diesel fuel, and is readily biodegradable. This makes it safer for
distribution, use and storage.
Olympic View Transfer Station
Kitsap 1 – (360) 337-5777
9300 SW Barney White Road Bremerton, WA 98312
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, everyday
for Map and Directions
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