Recycle your Turkey Day grease

Used grease and cooking oil can be dropped off after Turkey Day celebrations at Whole Foods or Costco stores and at other locations in The City, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission announced Wednesday.

SFPUC spokesman Tyrone Jue urged residents to take advantage of the drop-off service, which is being offered for the third consecutive year to help keep gooey waste out of sewers and drains.

Jue suggested carrying the waste in a tightly sealed, non-breakable container, such as the bottle in which the oil was purchased.
The SFPUC will collect the grease and oil from the stores and then private companies will convert it into biofuel, according to Jue.

The biofuel that’s created by the program will be used in a pump truck that collects grease and oil from restaurants. Next year, it could begin powering other vehicles in The City’s fleet, according to Jue.

Waste grease and oil can be dropped of from Nov. 27 until Nov. 29 at the following locations:

Costco Warehouse: 10th and Bryant streets

Select Whole Foods stores: California and Franklin streets; Rhode Island and 17th streets; Fourth and Harrison streets.

Dogpatch Biofuels: 765 Pennsylvania Ave

Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center: Frederick and Arguello streets

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Center: Tunnel Avenue and Beattie Road

Walden House: Newhall Street and Evans Avenue

 

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