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Recycle your used cooking oils and fats this holiday season in Auburn for FREE!

Cooking Oil CollectionPlanning on deep frying a turkey this holiday season? Auburn residents can participate in a waste-to-energy program that recycles their used fryer and cooking oil into low carbon biodiesel …and its FREE! Last year the City of Auburn partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease. So far, Auburn residents have recycled over 480-gallons of used cooking oil!  

If you’re like many others, you’ve probably wondered what to do with your leftover cooking oil. Does it go in the garbage? No. Recycling? No. Yard/food waste? Nope! And it definitely should not go down kitchen drains as this leads to clogs and costly maintenance for homeowners.

Where do you take your oil? The drop-off station (open 24/7) is located at Les Gove Park, 910 9th ST SE, Auburn – just south of the water spray playground. Look for the cooking oil banner hanging on the fence and the black collection tank marked GENERAL BIODIESEL.  Be sure to take your transport containers with you and leave nothing behind, (except your cooking oil in the tank!), so we can continue to offer this service for FREE to our residents. There are no restrictions on the amount you can bring to recycle.

Tips for transporting used cooking oil. 

Please store your cool, used cooking oil in a clear, plastic jug with a secure lid and that is easy to pour from into the large collection container. Only used cooking oil will be accepted at the collection containers.

For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith.