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  • Day-After-Thanksgiving Grease Collection and Recycling Event

    Nov 05, 2013 | Read More News
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    Please join us for this year’s Day-After-Thanksgiving Collection Event.

    The Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) and our community partners (EDG Fuels, Grecycle, Pima Association of Governments, and the Town of Sahuarita) will host the ninth annual Grease Collection and Recycling event on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

    This event is held each year to remind everyone to properly dispose of cooking grease. Ordinary cooking grease and oils can clog sewer pipes and act as a magnet for grit and other debris. Eventually, the buildup of grease can clog sewer lines and result in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO). An SSO is the backup of raw sewage into the street, the environment, or into homes and other buildings.

    To avoid a grease-related SSO, don’t pour grease down your drain. After cooking, allow grease and oils to cool and then pour them into a can or jar. Bring your used cooking oil to the annual Grease Collection and Recycling event.

    The grease collected at this annual event is converted into biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel for the environment.

    Collection Event Hours and Locations

    Date: Friday, November 29th

    Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Locations:

    East - O'Reilly Chevrolet
    6160 E. Broadway Blvd.
    Broadway, one block west of Wilmot Rd.
    Midtown - City Council Ward 3 Office
    1510 E. Grant Rd.
    Between Vine and Cherry Ave.
    Northwest - Pima Vocational High School
    5025 W. Ina Rd.
    1/4 mile West of 1-10
    South - City of Tucson Water Plant #2
    1102 W. Irvington Rd.
    I-19, West on Irvington Rd.
    Sahuarita - Town Hall of Sahuarita
    375 W. Sahuarita Center Way
    Town Hall parking lot

    For more information, please contact us at (520) 724-6500 or visit Save Our Sewers.

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