SAVANANH, GA (WTOC) - The city of Savannah is holding two grease recycling events from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Jan. 3.
Residents can drop off cooking oil and grease on those days at two locations: the city of Savannah Recycling Center and the city of Savannah President Street Wastewater Plant.
Residents can bring thier cooking oil and grease in sealed containers and it will be recycled by Southern Environmental. The first 25 residents to recycle grease at each location will receive a free fat trapper, a heat resistant container system which helps collect hot grease in a tidy and convenient way.
The city of Savannah is urging residents that cannot attend the events to let oil and grease cool before discarding it into the garbage and to seal liquid forms in a container. The city says that putting fats, oils and grease down a kitchen sink can block sewer lines and homeowner pipes, which can lead to spills and raw sewage backing up into homes.
The city reports that 70 percent of all sewage blocks are caused by the improper disposal of grease.