Did you know you shouldn't dump used cooking oil down the drain? Cooking oil that is poured down the drain solidifies inside pipes, sewage lines, and sewage lift stations causing constricted flow and numerous problems. Blockages can cause back ups in home plumbing, equipment malfunctions, sewage spills, overflows onto streets, and foul odors in homes and communities.
There are currently grease interceptors required for all nonresidential/commercial establishments that have the potential to discharge wastewater containing fats, oils, or grease. This is not the case for residential homes however, so any oil dumped down the drain goes directly into our wastewater system causing many issues.
This is where C.O.R.E. comes in. City of Lakeland's Cooking Oil Recycling Effort provides City residents with a way to collect and dispose of cooking oil.
How to Participate:
Bring your Cooking Oil Recycling Effort container of used cooking oil and grease to one of these locations at any time. Look for the brightly-colored, free-standing cabinet with the City of Lakeland Cooking Oil Recycling Effort label. See map and list of locations below.
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