Help trap the grease! City of Tulsa, M.e.t. to collect used fryer oil Sunday

TULSA - Frying your turkey this year?  Wondering what to do with the leftover grease?

The City of Tulsa has partnered with the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (M.e.t.) to collect used cooking oil after Thanksgiving.

Drop off the oil at the M.e.t. Recycling Center at 3495 S. Sheridan Rd. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants in the oil collection will receive a free Fat Trapper to collect meat drippings and small amounts of oils for trash disposal.

City officials say fats, oils and grease are bad for sewers and ask residents to consider disposing of them without putting them down the drain.  The fat, oil and grease in cooking oils and greasy foods can clog sewer lines, causing damage to local rivers and streams.

The City of Tulsa averages 45 grease-related sewer overflows a year.  Eighty percent of those overflows come from residential sources.

City officials say the costs associated with grease-related problems are passed on to utility customers, and grease-clogged lines can result in costly plumbing bills too.

Anyone who cannot visit the M.e.t Recycling Center Sunday can drop the materials off at any center any time of the year.

Visit  http://www.metrecycle.com to find the nearest recycling center.  For more information on the fryer oil collection event, visit www.trapthegreasetulsa.com or call (918) 591-4361.

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