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City of Kirkland Sets Up Cooking Oil Collection Tank for Biodiesel

The city is urging residents to dispose of cooking oil and grease properly through a new partnership with a Seattle biodiesel company.

 

Editor's Note: The following is a City of Kirkland press release.

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Kirkland, Wash –  Cooking oil can wreak havoc on drains and pipes and is a valuable resource. Thanks to a new partnership between the City of Kirkland and General Biodiesel (Seattle, WA), Kirkland residents can recycle their used cooking oil and grease, to be converted into biodiesel fuel.

A collection tank is now located at the North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave NE, at the north end of the parking lot. General Biodiesel collects the cooking oil, converts it to biodiesel fuel, then distributes it to local fleets. The partnership allows for an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease to be recycled instead up ending up in the landfill or the pipe system. 

Tips for transporting used cooking oil:

·         Store cool, used cooking oil in a clear, plastic jug with a secure lid

·         Pour the cooking oil into a large container.  Be sure the container allows for easy pouring

·         Only used cooking oil will be accepted in the collection containers (Motor oil is prohibited)

For more information on how to recycle other liquids, like paint and motor oil, please visit:  www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith.  Contact Kelly Ferron, Kirkland’s Recycling Programs Coordinator, with any questions at 425-587-3812 or recycle@kirklandwa.gov.

SereneLoveCheung October 25, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Awesome. Just another reason to love living in Kirkland.
Greg Johnston October 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I think it's a great idea too Serene! I don't wash grease or oil down the drain, but its better to put it to good use than just throwing it away.
Nick Ward October 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM
This is good news that there is a drop off other than Federal Way. And with Thanksgiving coming up people can drop off their used turkey oil for making biodiesel I can use in my diesel car.
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