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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Norman residents asked to recycle old cooking oil

  • Officials in Norman are asking residents to take old cooking oils, animal fats and grease to the Sanitation Department's Transfer Station to be recycled.
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  • Officials in Norman are asking residents to take old cooking oils, animal fats and grease to the Sanitation Department's Transfer Station to be recycled.
     
    Debbie Smith is the environmental services coordinator for the Utilities Department. She says the transfer station gives residents a place to dispose of used oils and grease that can come from turkey fryers.
     
    The Norman Transcript reports that the recycling program only applies to cooking grade fats, oils and grease. It does not include petroleum products.
     
    When dumped into the sewer system, fats, oils and grease eventually thicken and stick to the walls of sewer pipes. That gunk can build up and eventually clog pipes.

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