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    Nov 23, 2021 | Read More News
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    If you have cooking grease left over after Thanksgiving, don’t pour it down the drain. Instead, save it in an airtight container and bring it to the 17th annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event on Jan. 8, 2022. 

    Roach in a pan

    You can drop off your used cooking grease at any of seven designated collection locations across Pima County that day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The collected grease will be recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner-burning fuel than regular diesel. 

    The event highlights the importance of keeping grease and other pipe-clogging substances out of drains, said Jason Grodman, a Permit and Regulatory Compliance Officer with Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD). 

    Even a small amount of fats, oils and grease (FOG) can lead to clogged pipes, sewer backups, and other plumbing problems. In addition, the presence of grease in your drain can attract roaches and other pests. 

    The event is a partnership between RWRD, Grecycle, Jacobs Engineering, Pima Community College, O’Rielly Chevrolet, and the Town of Sahuarita

    The designated collection locations are: 
    O’Rielly Chevrolet, 6160 E. Broadway Blvd. 
    Pima Community College, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road
    Pima Community College, Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road
    Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility, 2947 W. Calle Agua Nueva
    Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way
    Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz
    Sahuarita Town Hall Complex, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way

    If you are unable to drop off your grease that day, you can recycle your grease year-round by taking it to Agua Nueva Water Reclamation Facility at 2947 W. Calle Agua Nueva. The facility is open for drop-off weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    For updates about this event, visit www.pima.gov/grease