St. Johns County and City of St. Augustine Offer Post-Thanksgiving Cooking Oil Recycling Sites

Following the great success of last year’s program, St. Johns County and the City of St. Augustine have joined together again to collect used cooking oil and grease after the Thanksgiving holiday. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26 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 sewer pipes 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.

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 904.209.4284 or Stacy Kowlsen, St. Johns County, at 904.209.2662.



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