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Kirkland residents can recycle used cooking oil and grease

Cooking oil can wreak havoc on drains and pipes and is a valuable resource. Thanks to a new partnership between the City of Kirkland and General Biodiesel of Seattle, Kirkland residents can recycle their used cooking oil and grease, to be converted into biodiesel fuel.

A collection tank is now located at the North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave. N.E., at the north end of the parking lot.

General Biodiesel collects the cooking oil, converts it to biodiesel fuel, then distributes it to local fleets. The partnership allows for an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease to be recycled instead of ending up in the landfill or the pipe system.

Tips for transporting used cooking oil:

• Store cool, used cooking oil in a clear, plastic jug with a secure lid

• Pour the cooking oil into a large container. Be sure the container allows for easy pouring

• Only used cooking oil will be accepted in the collection containers (motor oil is prohibited)

For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith. Contact Kelly Ferron, Kirkland’s Recycling Programs coordinator, with any questions at 425-587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

 

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