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.
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 facilities. 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 212, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road.
- Fire Station 214, 5950 E. Virginia St.
- Mesa Surplus Store (east parking lot), 7041 E. Adobe Road.
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.