The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is preparing to host a cooking oil recycling day.
The event will take place Monday, Nov. 30 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park, 2105 NW 21st St. 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;
- Pour used vegetable oil, fats and grease into the container, seal it and store in a safe place; and
- Bring the full container to the recycling location.
The 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, call the City of Ocala Water Resources Department at (352) 351-6774.