FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassandra Lafser, 407-246-2182
Heather Fagan, 407-246-342
City of Orlando Hosts Free Used Cooking
Oil Recycling Event for Residents After the Thanksgiving Holiday
This Thanksgiving holiday, residents across Central Florida will use
cooking oil to prepare their big feasts and in some cases even deep fry
a turkey as part of the festivities.
But what can residents do with all the grease or oil left-over after
On Tuesday, November 29, the City of Orlando is hosting a free used
cooking oil recycling event at City Hall to collect the oil and grease
from this year’s Thanksgiving feasts.
Recycling cooking oil this Thanksgiving holiday will help prevent
thousands of gallons of used cooking oil from ending up in local
landfills and clogging sewer systems.
The following types of oils can be recycled:
- Grease leftover from cooking of animal fats (i.e.
- Vegetable Oil
- Corn oil
- Olive oil
- Peanut oil
- Sesame oil
- Soybean oil
- Sunflower oil
- Canola oil (Rapeseed oil)
Cooking oil should free of water, soap suds and food
scraps, and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof
container with a tight lid.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rotunda, Orlando City Hall
400 South Orange Avenue
Parking in the City Commons garage will be validated for citizens
recycling cooking oil.
YEAR ROUND COOKING OIL RECYCLING:
Citizens can make an impact in their community and the environment
by recycling used cooking oil all year long. The City of Orlando
Wastewater Division offers free recycling of used cooking oil Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 5100 L.B. McLeod Road. For
more information call 407.246.2213 or visit
GREEN WORKS ORLANDO:
This event supports Mayor Dyer’s green initiative, Green Works
Orlando, which is the City’s comprehensive plan to protect our natural
resources, encourage environmentally-friendly lifestyles and business
practices and engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central
Florida in the effort to “go green.”