Recycle your Cooking Oil into Bio-Fuel this Thanksgiving!

For this years post Thanksgiving weekend, come join the School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) in recycling leftover cooking oils! After an elaborate feast and a day of football, take the time on Saturday, November 30th, between 9am and 12 noon to drop off that leftover oil. For those who are unaware, cooking oil sticks to sewer pipes, causing clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and cities to fix. Also, grease can interfere with water treatment at our sanitary facilities. SCARCE requests that the oil be brought to the site in a milk jug, bucket, or container as they will be returned to the owners once emptied out. The event is FREE and there is no limit to how much used cooking oil one can bring, so bring your neighbors and friends if they do not have the time to come out.

USED COOKING OIL COLLECTION_Page_1In order to involve as many people as possible, SCARCE team members will be available at several locations including:

Addison: Recycling Center, 711 N Addison Rd
Carol Stream: Village Hall, 500 N Gary Ave
Downers Grove: Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave
Elmhurst: Public Works, 985 S Riverside Dr
Glen Ellyn: Sunset Park/Pool, 483 Fairview Ave
Glendale Heights: Public Wks, 1615 Glen Ellyn Rd
Itasca: Village Hall, 550 W Irving Park Rd
La Grange Park: Village Mkt, 419 N La Grange Rd
Lisle: 4930 Lincoln Ave
Lombard: Pub Wks, 1051 S Hammerschmidt Ave
Naperville: Public Works, 180 Fort Hill Dr; also
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Fire Station #4, 1971 Brookdale Rd
River Forest: Village Hall, 400 Park Ave
Roselle: Village Hall, 31 S Prospect Ave
Villa Park: Public Works, 11 W Home Ave; also
Salt Creek Sanitary District, 201 S Route 83
West Chicago: City Hall, 475 Main St
Westchester: Village Hall, 10300 Roosevelt Rd
Westmont: Fire Station HQ, 6015 S. Cass Ave
Wheaton: Public Works, 821 W Liberty Dr
Wood Dale: City Hall, 404 N Wood Dale Rd

In order to continue sustaining pipeline structures throughout the Chicago-land area, please take the time to check out the SCARCE cause and avoid sending harmful chemicals down your drain.

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