Cooking Oil & Grease

Special Instructions

For Solid Fats & Grease: Let Oil Solidify, Then Place in Compost
For solid fats and grease, first let your oil solidify, then scrape it into your compost bin.

For Liquid Cooking Oil: Free Pickup & Drop-Off
This oil will be recycled into biodiesel, so it must be liquid only. You can dispose of it in the following ways:

Commercial customers with large amounts of cooking oil can contract directly with an Inedible Kitchen Grease Transporter – here is CDFA’s full list.

sink drain

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.


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 LouisianaPennsylvania 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.