Did You Know That You Can Recycle Cooking Grease For Free In Burien?

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You can recycle cooking grease for free at Burien's Municipal Parking Lot, at 634 SW 151st Street.

Wondering what to do with all that icky, oftentimes gooey fryer oil and kitchen grease that’s leftover after your big holiday feast?

Don’t pour it down the drain – grease sticks to the inside of sewer pipes and can build up to such a point that it can block pipes – recycle it for FREE at a tank located at Burien’s Municipal Parking Lot, at 634 SW 151st Street!

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks has partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease so it can be recycled instead of ending up in landfills or drains.

“Simply pour your oil into any one of our collection tanks for recycling,” reads a website. “The tanks are available at your convenience, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!”

During the holiday season, General Biodiesel will provide several convenient drop-off locations throughout King County where people can bring their unwanted cooking fats and grease. Locations are open 24/7, and there is no minimum amount. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit http://generalbiodiesel.com/index.php/news/.

To ensure safe and secure transport and disposal of your fats and grease, King County and General Biodiesel suggest putting the cooled material from fryers, pots or pans in a sealed container.

At the disposal tank, slowly pour the grease into the collection container to avoid splatter and mess. Be sure to close the community collection tank lid when you’re finished. Take your own containers home and leave nothing behind but the oil you deposited.

More information on keeping our sewers “fat-free” is available here, or by calling 206-684-1280 or 711 TTY.

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