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Home | News | Environmental Services urges residents to recycle cooking oil and grease

Environmental Services urges residents to recycle cooking oil and grease

The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department is again urging residents to recycle their used cooking oil and grease from their Thanksgiving meals.

“Cooking oil and grease can spill onto streets when the garbage collection trucks compact the trash creating a safety hazard for El Paso drivers,” ESD officials shared. “Residents should also avoid draining the oil into their sink drains which could lead to clogged pipes.”

Residents are encouraged to dispose of cooking oil and grease by dropping it off at any Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) instead of throwing it in the trash.

CCS locations are conveniently located throughout the city at:

Ø  3510 Confederate (Far East)

Ø  1034 Pendale (East)

Ø  4501 Hondo Pass (Northeast)

Ø  2492 Harrison (Central)

Ø  121 Atlantic (West)

Residents taking cooking oil and grease to a CCS location will NOT need to provide a water bill and matching identification. The CCS only accept cooking oil and grease in household quantities and not from business or commercial customers.

For more information on services provided by ESD, please visit www.elpasotexas.gov or call (915) 212-6048.

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday the CCS locations will be closed November 28-30. The sites will reopen at 8 a.m. on December 2.

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