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Go green — recycle used cooking oil FREE at Gobble Grease Toss on Friday; please don’t pour it out

Go green on Black Friday. Recycle your used cooking oil for free at the Gobble Grease Toss on Friday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr.

Last year, the Gobble Grease Toss collected more than 400 gallons of used cooking oil, a record amount! Help us break that record this year. The cooking oil that we collect will be recycled into biofuel by Kelley Green Biofuel, and some of the cooking oil will be used for research at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research.

From last year’s event

“Redwood is looking forward to hosting the annual Gobble Grease Toss again,” says Sarah Cummins, director of Redwood Cooperative School. “At our school, we incorporate nature-based learning into our curriculum, and even our youngest students are passionate about the environment. They are so excited to be part of such a wonderful recycling opportunity for the Lexington community.”

Cooking oil should never be poured down sink drains or flushed down the toilet. It can solidify and clog pipes in your home. Oil and grease can even clog the city sewer lines, leading to sanitary sewer overflows – the discharge of untreated sewage into streets, yards and creeks.

The Gobble Grease Toss is free for all Fayette County residents (no businesses, please). Citizens should bring cooking oil in a disposable container with a lid.

If you cannot make it out to the Gobble Grease Toss, you can also properly dispose of cooking oil by hardening it in the refrigerator and placing it in your green trash cart.

For more information on the Gobble Grease Toss, call LexCall at 3-1-1 or 425-2255.

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