Cooking Oil

Vegetable, canola, corn and peanut oil accepted. Grease is not accepted.

Did You Know?

Proper Disposal Prevents Pipe & Sewer Backups

When cooking oil is poured down the drain, it solidifies and can build up over time.This can plug sinks and damage the municipal sewer system, causing costly backups and potential harm to the environment, especially our waterways.

Recycled Cooking Oil Supports Local Biodiesel Industry

Cooking oil collected at the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off is recycled in partnership with Midwest Renewable Biofuels, located in Prairie City, IA. Since 2012, more than 675 gallons of cooking oil have been recycled to create biodiesel, a clean-burning, renewable fuel.

Quick Facts

  • One gallon of cooking oil = one gallon of biodiesel.
  • For every gallon of biodiesel used, we prevent 16 lbs of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
  • One acre of farmland yields around 70 gallons of oil for biodiesel production. Recycling cooking oil reduces the demand on farmland, which could be farmed for other agricultural products.

Also Applies to:

cooking oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, peanut oil, oil