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Curbside Grease Collection Runs through Jan. 15

Free service protects water system and generates renewable energy

News posted Nov. 07, 2018 - 6:00 am
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It’s that time of year again! Lots of holiday cooking means lots of extra kitchen grease and the City of Raleigh is ready to help keep that grease out of the drain.

Through Jan. 15, 2019, residents and places of worship can leave used cooking oil curbside and the City will collect it at no charge.

Here’s how:

  • Call 919-996-3245 to arrange for grease pickup at the curb;
  • Place cooled grease in a sealable clear plastic container;
  • Label it “used cooking oil”; and
  • Place it at the curb the same day as your regular garbage pickup.

IMPORTANT: You must call ahead to arrange for curbside grease pickup because a special vehicle is used for this service.

Seasonal grease collection protects the environment by keeping cooking grease out of the City’s sewer system, preventing sewer overflows. It’s also an important recycling effort --collected grease is converted to biofuel, a renewable source of energy used to power vehicles, heat homes, and cook food.

More information: curbside grease collection or call the Raleigh Customer Support Center at 919-996-3245.

It’s that time of year again! Lots of holiday cooking means lots of extra kitchen grease and the City of Raleigh is ready to help keep that grease out of the drain.
Through Jan. 15, 2019, residents and places of worship can leave used cooking oil curbside and the City will collect it at no charge. Here’s how:
Call ahead to arrange for grease pickup at the curb: 919-996-3245;
Place cooled grease in a sealable clear plastic container;
Label it “used cooking oil”; and
Place it at the curb the same day as your regular garbage pickup.
IMPORTANT: You must call ahead to arrange for curbside grease pickup because a special vehicle is used for this service.
Seasonal grease collection protects the environment by keeping cooking grease out of the City’s sewer system, preventing sewer overflows. It’s also an important recycling effort -- collected grease is converted to biofuel, a renewable source of energy used to power vehicles, heat homes, and cook food.
For more information, visit the City’s website and enter the search term “curbside grease collection” or call the Raleigh Customer Support Center at 919-996-3245.It’s that time of year again
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