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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 24, 2015

Contact: Lisa Horanyi, Education and Outreach Coordinator
360.337.5777 or

No: 2015-128

Recycling options for used cooking oil

(Port Orchard) - 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 sewer system, items like fats, oils and grease can impact your pipes in a negative way. NEVER pour these items down your kitchen sink.
This holiday season residents can recycle used cooking oil at no cost at locations listed below. Instead of pouring fats, oils and grease down drains or throwing it into the garbage, recycle it. Kitsap County Public Works contracts with a local biodiesel firm for a recycling option for residents. Whether you plan to deep fry a turkey this Thanksgiving or simply cook meats in the kitchen, take your used cooking oils over to these locations:

Olympic View Transfer Station
9300 SW Barney White Road, Bremerton, WA 98312
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., everyday

Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility
7791 NE Ecology Road, Kingston, WA  98346
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday through Monday

Poulsbo Recycle Center
21868 NW Viking Way, Poulsbo, WA  98370
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Call Kitsap 1 (360.337.5777) for facility closures during the holidays.

Recycling tips:

  • Transport used cooking oils and fats in a secure container
  • Avoid spills. Pour slowly and with care into collection tank
  • Leave nothing behind. Take your containers with you to rinse/recycle at home
  • Do not contaminate with bones, food particles or motor oil
  • Make sure you empty your oil into the cooking oil container, NOT in the used motor oil container

Additional resource:
Click here for a short two-minute tutor on recycling used cooking oil.

Benefits of using 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. Recycling fats into a biodiesel product enhances local economies and decreases the nation’s dependence on foreign oils.

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Last Updated: 
November 24, 2015