The folks in El Paso, Texas now have a way to get rid of their old, used cooking grease and fill up their gas tanks.
This story from KVIA-TV in El Paso says it’s a new pilot program offered by the city to turn the grease into biodiesel:
The service is free and available to residents who pay a solid waste disposal fee to the city. Officials advise residents to never wash cooking fats, oil or grease down the drain, as they can cause the sewer line to back up into homes or in the storm drains, which flow to the city’s wastewater treatment plants.
Residents can dispose of up to 15 gallons of used cooking oil per person, per visit to a Citizen Collection Site.
The City of El Paso has partnered with Global Alternative Fuel, LLC, to start the pilot program. Used cooking oils from businesses, including restaurants, will not be accepted.
You can find a drop off point by clicking here.