Cooking Oil & Grease

Put in Garbage Special Instructions

Used vegetable oil can be recycled at:

Woods Ace Hardware
22217 Palos Verdes Blvd | (310) 540-5355
Map & Directions

If tossing oil in the trash, solidify the liquid by mixing it with an absorbent like kitty litter, Plaster of Paris, sawdust or newspaper. You can also stick the pan in the freezer to cool the oil. Once the liquid is in “solid” form, it can go in the regular trash.

Do not pour down drains or sinks as this will damage pipes.

sink drain

Never Pour Down the Drain

Do not pour used vegetable oil or cooking grease down your sink drain. Liquid oil can clog the drain and damage pipes in your home.

Let It Solidify

Do not dispose of hot cooking oil until it has cooled down. You can stick the pan in the freezer to speed up the process, or seal the cooking oil in a jar. Then, scrape the cooking oil into the trash.


FryAway Hardens your Oil

FryAway is a cooking oil solidifier. Adding this powder to used cooking oil will transform it into a solid that can be disposed of with organic food waste.

Ways to Reuse


Filter and Reuse It

You can reuse cooking oil more than ten times. Simply filter out the food particles by straining the oil into a clean container.

Did You Know?

Cars Running on Cooking Grease

Many companies and cities are beginning to ask people to donate oil, grease and fat for the creation of biodiesel. Places all around the country have achieved success, from Hawaii to LouisianaPennsylvania and New York. The homebrew fuel movement has taken off, and biofuels are becoming a competitive fuel choice.

During WWII, Disney Helped Turn Bacon into Bombs

“Don’t throw out those lovely puddles of grease drippings — save them for our boys on the front line.”

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