The Worcester Grease Management for Residential Fats, Oils, and Grease Recycling Program provides recommendations for disposing of cooking grease and oil from your Thanksgiving cooking.
Rather than pour oil and grease down the drain or toilet, residents should allow the material to cool and pour it into an empty container like a tin can. Then it can be disposed in the trash.
An even better option is the waste drop-off site at 1065 Millbury Street Residential Drop-Off Center, which accepts food grease and oil containers on Saturday, November 27. Collected grease, fats, and oils are recycled and used in a variety of ways, including biofuels. The drop-off center does not accept automotive oil or grease or other lubricants.
The drop-off center is open for the last time this year on Saturday, November 27, from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Unsure what to do with your food grease/oil this Thanksgiving? Dumping food grease/oil in your sink can damage your plumbing and cause backups. The City of Worcester accepts all used food grease/oil for recycling at the 1065 Millbury Street Residential Drop-Off Center. pic.twitter.com/rkpn6AKWo5
— DPW & P (@WorcesterDPW) November 24, 2021