The City of Tulsa and the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.), will hold a used liquid cooking oil collection event on Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central M.e.t. Recycling Center, 3495 S. Sheridan Road.
When cooking oils or greasy foods are disposed of in household drains; fat, oil, and grease can clog sewer lines which can cause sanitary sewer overflows, damage to local rivers and streams or create costly plumbing bills for homeowners.
The City of Tulsa averages 40-50 grease-related sanitary sewer overflows each year and close to 80 percent of overflows come from residential sources. Such overflow problems are particularly prevalent around the holidays when leftover cooking oils or leftover food scraps are disposed of incorrectly.
Used liquid cooking oils can be recycled at the Nov. 27 event. All M.e.t. Recycling Centers also accept used cooking oils year-round. Tulsa’s Household Pollutant Collection Facility will also take used cooking oils. Tulsa residents can call 311 to make an appointment with the facility.