Used cooking oil collection on Nov. 29

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the City of Tulsa in partnership with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.), will hold a used liquid cooking oil collection event on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. – 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 and can create costly plumbing bills for homeowners.

Tulsa averages 48-50 grease-related sanitary sewer overflows each year and close to 90 percent of overflows come from residential sources.

Such problems can occur any time, but are particularly prevalent around the holidays when leftover cooking oils or food scraps are disposed of incorrectly.  Here are disposal options:

Used Liquid Cooking Oils

Used liquid cooking oils can be recycled at the Nov. 29 event. All M.e.t. Recycling Centers also accept used cooking oils year-round. Visit www.metrecycle.com for center locations and hours.

Greasy foods

Collect, scrape or wipe meat drippings and other greasy leftovers from dishes in to the trash, not down the drain.

For more information, visit www.TrapTheGreaseTulsa.com or call 918-591-4361.