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St. Augustine and St. Johns County offering post-Thanksgiving cooking oil recycling

1:37 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County will once again offer residents the opportunity to recycle their used cooking oil.

The announcement they will continue their partnership is due to the success of last year's collection, according to a release from the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.

Residents will be able to drop off their used cooking oil and grease after the Thanksgiving holiday at two recycling drop points.

The two places you can drop off your used oil is at the Francis Event Field located at 25 West Castillo Drive and at 850 West 16th Street on Anastasia Island.

The drop off will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 26.

Dropped off oil and grease will be recycled into usable products such as biodiesel fuel.

If oil or grease is disposed of improperly they can clog drains or sewer pipes and can even create a public health hazard by causing raw sewage to back into homes, businesses and the environment.

Oil recycling participants are asked to please allow used cooking grease to cool properly before delivering it in a safe container that will not melt or shatter.

If you drop off your grease, you will receive a free funnel for future recycling efforts.

For more information, or to learn where to donate cooking oil during other times of the year, you are asked to please contact Glabra Skipp, City of St. Augustine at 904-209-4284 or Stacy Kowlsen with St. Johns County at 904-209-2662.


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