Offer Post-Thanksgiving Cooking Oil Recycling Sites
St. Johns County, FL. – Collecting used cooking oil helps the environment and the economy. To encourage residents to go green this season, St. Johns County is again joining with the City of St. Augustine to collect used cooking oil and grease after the Thanksgiving holiday. Following the great success of last year’s program, the event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 2, at two recycling drop points, 25 W. Castillo Drive (Francis Event Field) and 840 West 16th Street on Anastasia Island.
The program allows residents to properly dispose of used cooking oil to be recycled into usable products such as biodiesel fuel. When cooking oil is disposed of improperly, it can clog drains and sewer pipes, seep into waterways, and create public health hazards by causing raw sewage to back into homes, businesses, and the environment.
Participants are asked to allow used cooking grease to cool prior to delivering it in a safe container that will not melt or shatter. The container will not be returned. Those who donate will receive free funnels for future recycling efforts. For more information, or to learn where to donate cooking oil throughout the year, please contact Glabra Skipp, City of St. Augustine, at 904.209.1055 or Linda Fielder, St. Johns County, at 904.209.2663.