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Cease the Grease this Holiday Season

Post Date:11/14/2018 3:57 PM

The holidays, with their fried turkeys, buttery foods, and gravy, can be hard on your diet—and on your pipes and sewer systems. When fats, oils, and grease are washed down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes, hardening and building up until they cause clogs and sewer backups. This can cause sewage to overflow into homes, streets, and local waterways. Whether the repairs are in your home or in the street, it can be costly and inconvenient. If the sewer overflows, city crews have to shut down streets, tying up traffic and increasing expenses for both residents and municipalities.

So instead of washing your grease down the drain, participate in the 2018 Holiday Grease Roundup and recycle it for free!

The City of Colleyville is partnering with the North Texas Municipal Water District, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Wastewater And Treatment Education Roundtable to help protect sewer systems and the environment by providing a drop-off location to collect your holiday grease.

The collected cooking oil and grease will be recycled into biodiesel or biogas, which reduces landfill waste and produces an alternative fuel that is clean and green.

Cooking grease and oil will be collected at the Colleyville Public Works Facility located at 1601 Hall-Johnson Road from November 26 through January 7. Collection hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be no collections on weekends or City Holidays.

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