Health Alert:   COVID-19 Transmission Level:   HIGH   More information
Get vaccinated.
Pima County Government Logo
  • Increase font size
  • Decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS
  • Don’t clog your pipes! Recycle your cooking grease year-round

    Nov 26, 2013 | Read More News
    Share this page

    Grease that gets into the sewer system can clog sewer pipes, cause backups and be costly to fix.

    noneEven though Thanksgiving is over, 'tis the season for big feasts. Consider saving your turkey or other grease and head to one of the community's year-round grease collection sites.

    Although cooled grease can be poured into a container and discarded in the trash, there are better uses for the resource. Leftover turkey grease and other kitchen grease can be converted to biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel.

    One way to reduce dependence on petroleum is through encouraging the use of alternative fuels in alternatively fueled vehicles.

    More than 21,600 pounds of grease has been collected since the event began in 2005.

    For more information about alternative fuels or grease recycling, please visit or