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Holiday cooking oil recycling at Springs Preserves

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Updated: 11/15/2013 11:38 am
The Clark County Water Reclamation District announces the return of the holiday cooking oil recycling collection at the Springs Preserve. More than 3,500 pounds of used oil was collected last year.

The cooking oil recycling program is a component of the award winning “Don’t be a Pain in the Drain” outreach campaign. The goal of the campaign is to decrease the amount of sewer blockages and overflows caused by fat, oil, grease and grit (FOGG) disposed of in drains by customers.

“With all the additional holiday cooking, more FOGG is generated that can cause problems for home plumbing and the community’s sewer system,” said Commissioner Larry Brown, Chairman of the Clark County Water Reclamation District Board of Trustees. “Recycling the cooking oil is a great way to protect the environment: we are keeping FOGG from blocking the sewer lines and turning a waste product into valuable fuel for vehicles. This program is a real win-win for our community”

The Water Reclamation District has partnered with the Springs Preserve and Darling International to provide a collection site for used cooking oil. The Springs Preserve will be collecting used cooking grease and oil from Friday, Nov. 29, through Monday, Dec. 2 and Thursday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Jan. 15. The collection site will be located in the South Ticketing Parking lot and will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Springs Preserve is at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas.

It is easy to recycle your cooking oil. Using a funnel, carefully pour the used oil back into the original container. Seal the container and bring it to the Springs Preserve.

Funnels, for pouring your used oil into the container, are available at the Clark County Water Reclamation District offices at 5857 E. Flamingo Road between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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