Utility: Don’t pour turkey cooking oil down the drain | SierraSun.com

Utility: Don’t pour turkey cooking oil down the drain

Tahoe-Truckee residents will roast turkeys this week, and the North Tahoe Public Utility District is urging local chefs to recycle leftover cooking grease, oil and fat.

When poured down the drain, fats, oils and grease can build up, solidify and clog a residential sewer lateral, causing back-ups into homes ” which could ruin the holidays for any family.

Instead, the district is instructing residents to pour and seal their leftover cooking oil into the original container and drop it off at a grease recycling bin at the district offices from Thursday through Sunday.

Residents should not bring anything beyond cooking fats for recycling, excluding petroleum oil, motor oil, miscellaneous food, containers, plastic or other trash.

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