Environmental Waste Services, Garland Stormwater Department and Industrial Pretreatment are calling on residents to “Cease the Grease” this holiday season.
After you fry or bake your holiday turkey, how about “thinking green” to recycle the grease? Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) improperly disposed down the kitchen drain, toilet, or storm drain system can cause property damage, health hazards and environmental problems and lead to costly plumbing problems.
Avoid these problems. Instead of throwing away your used cooking oil, bring it to the Cease the Grease (CtG) station at the Garland Drop-Off Recycling Center at 1426 Commerce St. Residents can pick up empty CtG containers at the red CtG recycling station, fill the container with used cooking oil and bring it back to the CtG station. Citizens are also free to use their own capped containers. For larger quantities of liquid grease, drop off at the CtG station in a sealed plastic container and deposit in front of the CtG station.
The Drop-Off Recycling Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grease collected is recycled to make biogas used to fuel a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dallas County.