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City holds annual holiday grease and cooking oil collection

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The city of Savannah held their annual holiday grease and cooking oil collection Monday. Folks brought their used cooking oil and grease to the President Street Wastewater Plant. Folks who didn't make it to the event can still bring their grease over, the plant collects grease everyday. Folks who don't want to take it over should not dump it down the drain.

"Most people think that if I dump it down the drain and run the host water behind it, it is going to be okay. After awhile, the grease will cool and congeal and back up in our pipes. Overtime it collect and clogs up our pipes. Then the sewer has no where to go and backs up into the homes," said Bryan Shaw, Administration Water Department.

They suggest letting the grease cool and then throwing it in the trash.

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