It is that time of the year again - the holidays! That's when most people cook and share meals with friends and family. That means an increase in leftover used cooking oil. Grease poured down the drain will clog our sewers, and can cause street flooding ˆ a costly mess to clean up (at $3.5 million a year).
To help minimize the amount of grease getting into our sewer system, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has partnered with local retailers such as Whole Foods, Rainbow Grocery, Costco and others in SF, and a local market in Treasure Island, to enable residents to drop off their used cooking oil. It is then converted to biofuel.
To find out where you can drop off your used cooking oil in SF and Treasure Island, visit SFGreasecycle.org.
765 Pennsylvania Ave. (betw. 22nd & 23rd St.)
Phone: (415) 642-7378
Whole Foods Potrero Hill
450 Rhode Island Street (at 17th St.)
Phone: (415) 552-1155
Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Center
Recycle Road (at 401 and 501 Tunnel Ave.)
Phone: (415) 330-1400