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Bakersfield offers free disposal of cooking oil, grease for city residents

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Posted at 10:00 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 01:01:29-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The City of Bakersfield's annual holiday grease collection is back to offer a safe disposal option for cooking oil and grease for city residents.

When you put oil and grease down the drain it can result in clogged pipes and other damage. Bakersfield residents can drop by either of the city's holiday grease collection locations and dispose of it in a safe way.

The locations are open for drop-offs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

The event starts Monday and ends on January 8th.

Residents are asked to collect their used cooking oil and grease in sealed containers before dropping it off at the locations. There is no charge to dispose of used cooking oil and grease during the event.

Cooking oil and grease drop-off locations:
 City of Bakersfield Wastewater Treatment Plant 3, 6901 McCutchen Road

 North of River Sanitary District Main Office, 204 Universe Avenue

For more information, please contact the Wastewater Division at (661) 326-3249.