City of Ocala to host Cooking Recycling Day on Dec 2

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is hosting a cooking oil recycling day Monday, Dec. 2 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Water Reclamation Facility #2, 4200 SE 24th Street. Collection will be for vegetable oil only and must be in a sealed container.

The popularity of frying turkeys for Thanksgiving has risen in recent years.  Recycling cooking oil is a way to reduce waste and provide a positive impact on the environment.

Steps to recycling cooking oils:

  • Obtain a plastic container or jug
  • Properly label the container, “Cooking Oil for Recycling”
  • Pour used vegetable oil, fats, and grease into the container and store in a safe place
  • Bring the full container to the recycling location

This event is part of the Water Resources Department’s “Don’t FOG Up Your Drain” campaign that focuses on educating Ocala’s residents to not pour fats, oils, and grease (FOG) down their drains and dispose of it properly in the trash can or through a recycling program.

For more information, please call the City of Ocala Water Resources Department at 352-351-6774.