Cease the Grease and Protect Your Pipes During the Holidays This Year
By Alana Earle, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on December 20, 2021, December 20, 2021

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Nov. 19, 2021. The story was updated Dec. 20, 2021, to include an Ask Arlington episode about the Holiday Grease Roundup.

Residents can protect their home plumbing system and prevent sewer backups by recycling used cooking oil and grease at three locations in Arlington this holiday season. The 2021 Holiday Grease Roundup is in cooperation with the Wastewater and Treatment Education Roundtable, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and other area cities.

During the Holiday Grease Roundup, residents can drop off used cooking oil and grease in receptacles at:

  • Woodland West Park, 3200 Norwood Lane (5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week)
  • Bob Cooke Park, 2025 Craig Hanking Drive (5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week)
  • Trinity River Authority, 5300 South Collins St. (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday)

The receptacles provided by American BioSource will be available from Nov. 22, 2021, through Jan. 10, 2022, on the days and times listed above.

American BioSource recycles used cooking oil to make biodiesel fuel or biogas, which reduces landfill waste and produces an alternative fuel that is clean and green.

Residents who have more than five gallons of used cooking oil to recycle can request pick up at their home by calling Arlington Water Utilities at 817-459-5902 during the Holiday Grease Roundup timeline.

This collection is for cooking oil and grease only. Motor oil and other automotive ¬fluids are not accepted.

By collecting and recycling used cooking oil and grease, residents are preventing these products from clogging pipes in their home. Fats, oils, and grease that harden in Arlington’s sanitary sewer system can also cause blockages that can result in sanitary sewer overflows into homes, streets and local waterways.

Visit www.defendyourdrainsnorthtexas.com for more information for more information on how you can Cease the Grease.

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