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 27, 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.
By recycling used cooking oil over the Thanksgiving holiday, Orlando
residents are helping prevent thousands of gallons of used cooking oil
from ending up in local landfills and clogging sewer systems.
This event is part of Green Works Orlando, the City’s sustainability
initiative to engage everyone who lives, works and visits Central
Florida in the effort to “go green.” To engage more residents in the
effort, the City has launched GreenWorksOrlando.com.
This interactive forum allows Orlando residents to provide feedback and
further the ideas of other residents as to how to continue to make
Orlando a more sustainable and livable community. These suggestions
will be used as the foundation for Orlando’s future sustainability
The following types of oils can be recycled:
- Grease leftover from cooking of
animal fats (i.e. bacon grease)
- 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
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rotunda, City Hall
400 South Orange Avenue
Parking in the City Commons garage will be validated.
YEAR ROUND COOKING OIL RECYCLING:
Citizens can make an impact in their community and the environment by
recycling used cooking oil all year long. For a listing of locations,
please visit www.cityoforlando.net/grease or