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Fryer and Cooking Oil Recycling and Proper Disposal Locations
serving Stockton, Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon and San Joaquin County

How do I recycle or properly dispose of...


 

Why recycle fryer and cooking oil?
Used cooking oil or waste vegetable oil is a valuable commodity that may be recycled.  Don't pour cooking oil or grease down the drain, it just clogs the pipes and makes the sewage treatment plant unhappy.  Used cooking oil may be re-refined to make lubricants, new products and bio-diesel.  Bio-diesel made from cooking oil can actually power a vehicle and in the process create much less emissions than regular diesel or gasoline - it has been reported that the exhaust from these vehicle smells like french fries!

Cooking and fryer oil may be taken to the San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, the Lovelace Transfer Station, or North County Recycling Center for recycling.  Limit 5 gallons per customer.  If you have larger quantities, we'll take those too, but please call us first at 209-468-3066 to make arrangements.

There is NO COST for San Joaquin County residents to recycle or properly dispose of these materials at San Joaquin County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility. 

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE THESE ITEMS IN THE GARBAGE!

Where Can I Take Used Fryer and Cooking Oil for Proper Disposal?

Residents
Residents of San Joaquin County can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of used oil:

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility
San Joaquin County residents can take up to 5 gallons of cooking oil per trip to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling. 
If you have larger quantities, we'll take those too, but please call us first at 209-468-3066 to make arrangements.

San Joaquin County Solid Waste Facilities
San Joaquin County residents can take up to 5 gallons of cooking oil per trip to the Lovelace Transfer Station, or North County Recycling Center for recycling.  There is no cost to recycle this material. 

Businesses:

Businesses can utilize the following resources to properly dispose of used oil and filters:

San Joaquin Household Hazardous Waste  (HHW) Facility
San Joaquin County small businesses may take 5 gallons of cooking or fryer oil per trip to the San Joaquin County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility for recycling. 
If you have larger quantities, we'll take those too, but please call us first at 209-468-3066 to make arrangements.

Household Hazardous Waste
Facility
Household Hazardous Waste
Brochure
Small Business
HHW
 Small Business
HHW Brochure

 


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