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Many people will be frying a turkey this year for the holidays, but experts are warning people not to pour used cooking oil down the drain.

"Even a small amount of oil can cause major damage pipes and pollute drinking water," said Norman Dunagan, CEO of Dumpster Depot in Aiken. "Cooking oil sticks to sewer pipes causing clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and cities to fix."

That's why Greenworks, a green initiative of Dumpster Depot, is providing drop-off locations in the CSRA for residents to recycle their cooking oil. Greenworks will then turn the oil into biodiesel fuel for vehicles.

Residents can drop off their used cooking oil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Family YMCA on Trolley Line Road in Graniteville and at Fastenal on Washington Road in Augusta.

After Saturday, cooking oil may be dropped off at Dumpster Depot on Kershaw Street in Aiken.

Columbia County and Augusta-Richmond County are also hosting free cooking oil recycling events.

Residents can drop off cooking oil between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 7 at the Columbia County Water Utility Central Lab at 4325 Evans to Locks Road and at the Augusta-Richmond County Utilities Department at 1820 Doug Barnard Pkwy.

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Many people will be frying a turkey this year for the holidays, but experts are warning people not to pour used cooking oil down the drain.

 

"Even a small amount of oil can cause major damage pipes and pollute drinking water," said Norman Dunagan, CEO of Dumpster Depot in Aiken. "Cooking oil sticks to sewer pipes causing clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and cities to fix."

 

That's why Greenworks, a green initiative of Dumpster Depot, is providing drop-off locations in the CSRA for residents to recycle their cooking oil. Greenworks will then turn the oil into biodiesel fuel for vehicles.

 

Residents can drop off their used cooking oil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Family YMCA on Trolley Line Road in Graniteville and at Fastenal on Washington Road in Augusta.

 

After Saturday, cooking oil may be dropped off at Dumpster Depot on Kershaw Street in Aiken.

 

Columbia County and Augusta-Richmond County are also hosting free cooking oil recycling events.

 

Residents can drop off cooking oil between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 7 at the Columbia County Water Utility Central Lab at 4325 Evans to Locks Road and at the Augusta-Richmond County Utilities Department at 1820 Doug Barnard Pkwy.

 

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

Many people will be frying a turkey this year for the holidays, but experts are warning people not to pour used cooking oil down the drain.

"Even a small amount of oil can cause major damage pipes and pollute drinking water," said Norman Dunagan, CEO of Dumpster Depot in Aiken. "Cooking oil sticks to sewer pipes causing clogs and breaks that are costly for homeowners and cities to fix."

That's why Greenworks, a green initiative of Dumpster Depot, is providing drop-off locations in the CSRA for residents to recycle their cooking oil. Greenworks will then turn the oil into biodiesel fuel for vehicles.

Residents can drop off their used cooking oil from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County Family YMCA on Trolley Line Road in Graniteville and at Fastenal on Washington Road in Augusta.

After Saturday, cooking oil may be dropped off at Dumpster Depot on Kershaw Street in Aiken.

Columbia County and Augusta-Richmond County are also hosting free cooking oil recycling events.

Residents can drop off cooking oil between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and between 8 a.m. and noon on Dec. 7 at the Columbia County Water Utility Central Lab at 4325 Evans to Locks Road and at the Augusta-Richmond County Utilities Department at 1820 Doug Barnard Pkwy.

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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