The "fatberg" of grease that clogged up the London sewer system earlier this year. Don't let Pima County become the next London—recycle that grease.
Do you have a heaping helping of grease laying around your house and have an unrelenting need to get rid of it?
Well, if so then you're in luck, as Pima County's Wastewater Reclamation Department is hosting its 13th annual Grease Collection and Recycling event at spots across the county on Jan. 6.
Interested grease donors can rid themselves of their translucent goo at any of the county's five stops—O'Rielly Chevrolet (6160 E. Broadway), City Council Ward 3 Office (1510 E. Grant Road), Pima Community College-Northwest Campus (7600 N. Shannon Road), Kino Sports Complex (2500 E. Ajo Way) and Sahuarita Town Hall Complex (375 W. Sahuarita Center Way).
Grease—including fats and oils—can plug up drains and cause sewer backups in homes, businesses and city streets. These collection events allow the great people of Pima County to disavow themselves of said unpleasantries, while alleviating any messy sanitation situations as well.
The grease collection event has collected more than 30,000 pounds of grease since it was introduced in 2005, with the mass then recycled into biodiesel, which is a cleaner burning fuel than regular diesel.