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Pima County hosts grease collection event

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 20:26:53-05

Save the grease left over from your holiday meals. The Pima County Wastewater Reclamation Department is hosting a grease collection and recycling event.

Oils and grease can cause damage to sewer pipes when poured down a drain, causing sewer backups into homes, businesses and city streets.

The grease collected will also be recycled into biodiesel, which is cleaner burning than regular diesel.

There are five drop-off locations throughout Pima County:

  • O'Rielly Chevrolet, 6160 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • City Council Ward 3 Office, 1510 E. Grant Rd.
  • Pima Community College - Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Rd.
  • Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way
  • Sahuarita Town Hall Complex, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way

The grease collection and recycling event is Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.