An area waste removal business is offering to collect used cooking oil to save public landfills, residential plumbing systems and local drinking water from being polluted by leftover Thanksgiving grease.
Greenworks, a green initiative of Dumpster Depot, is working to turn used cooking oil from Thanksgiving dinners into biodiesel fuel for use in Augusta and Aiken vehicles.
Oil will be collected from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Aiken County YMCA on Trolley Line Road in Graniteville and the Washington Road Fastenal in Augusta.
After Nov. 30, oil may be dropped off at Dumpster Depot on Kershaw Street in Aiken. Cooking oil may be donated in a milk jug, bucket or the container in which it was purchased. Pieces of food in the oil are OK.
“Other cities have begun to recycle used cooking oil after Thanksgiving and we believe that the CSRA should jump on board,” said Norman Dunagan, CEO of Dumpster Depot. “Many people will be frying turkeys this year for the holiday and we want people to dispose of that oil properly.”
Dunagan said there is no cost to drop off oil. For more information about Dumpster Depot, visit dumpsterdepotllc.com, call (803) 270-6516 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.