|Cooking oil recycled for fuel
20th Nov. 2015
Each year on Thanksgiving, thousands of people bravely fire up the deep fryer in their backyard in hopes of preparing a deliciously crisp and tender bird for their evening feast. Some take the traditional route and bake a turkey or a ham in the oven, roasting the main course to perfection with a savory stuffing in the middle.
No matter the manner in which the dish is cooked, everyone has cooking waste to dispose of after preparing a large meal. Some take their leftover grease outside after it's cooled and pour it onto the lawn. Others send it down the kitchen drain with dish soap. A few collect the oil into a container, only to later wonder what to do with it next. None of those solutions are good ones, experts argue.
"We've got a real problem with people dumping impurities down the drain," said Jim Roberts, a public information strategist for the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority. "And we see a spike in our sewer systems during the holidays."
Milk, cooking oils, sauces, butter and food scraps are all detrimental to both home and city draining water systems. Many people believe using dish soap, turning on the garbage disposal or using extremely hot water will help break up the grease and oil when running it down the drain, but the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority warns against these common myths.
The ECUA has launched an initiative for the proper disposal of fats, oils and grease (FOG) and has partnered with Ever' Man Co-op grocery store in downtown Pensacola to provide a free, public-disposal site.
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