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Recycle your turkey grease for free in Mesa

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(City of Mesa)

Are you deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Don’t pour all that fryer oil down the drain – recycle it for free instead! Oil and grease rinsed down the drain can congeal and block pipes, causing sewer back-ups into your home or overflow into the street. That’s the last thing you want to worry about on Thanksgiving Day.

“Pouring fryer oil down the drain is more serious than some people realize. Oil can clog pipes causing sewer overflows in the street, on your property and even pollute our local waterways.” said Jen Hetherington, Regulator Compliance Program manager. “You don’t want to deal with a nasty mess like that, especially on Thanksgiving Day.”

The Mesa Water Resources Department has joined forces with the Mesa Fire and Medical Department and Bakers Commodities, Inc. to offer cooking oil disposal and recycling. Cooking oil recycling collection barrels are in place year-round at various Mesa fire stations. Simply stop by any of the following locations and pour your used fryer oil into the barrel marked specifically for cooking/fryer oil:

– Fire Station 204, 1426 S. Extension Road
– Fire Station 205, 730 S. Greenfield Road
– Fire Station 212, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road
– Fire Station 214, 5950 E. Virginia St.

At no cost to the city of Mesa, Bakers Commodities, Inc. recycles used cooking oil and grease into products that can be used to feed livestock, power vehicles, and act as a base for everyday items.

For more information, visit www.mesaaz.gov/water or contact Mesa Water Resources Industrial Pretreatment Supervisor David Gonzales at 480-644-2484 or david.gonzales@mesaaz.gov.

Baker Commodities, Inc. provides rendering and grease removal services. Their manufacturing facilities help to alleviate over-burdened landfills by recycling millions of pounds of animal by-products and used cooking oil that would otherwise be disposed of as waste.

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