Greenwich DPW Announces New Cooking Oil Collection at Holly Hill

What’s new at Holly Hill? Cooking Oil Collection!

Greenwich Dept of Public Works has added a new collection for used cooking oil at Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility, as part of the Town’s ongoing commitment to increase recycling and reduce waste.

How It Works: 

  • After letting your cooking oil cool, pour it into any non-breakable, resealable container, such as a used milk jug.
  • All used liquid cooking oils are accepted. Mixing different types of cooking oils is okay. Limit of 5 gallons per day
  • During hours of operation, drop off the container in the yellow shed for motor oil and antifreeze located between the food scrap recycling drop off and trash building.  
  • The collection is for used cooking oil from residences only; it is not for commercial use. A $25 permit is required for entry to Holly Hill.

Benefits of Recycling Cooking Oil:

Prevents harm to aquatic wildlife.  If poured down the drain, cooking oil can end up in our waterways. This can cause harm to local aquatic wildlife.

Saves your pipes – and your money.  Even if hot water is running and grease is liquid when it goes down the drain, cooking oils can solidify when they reach cold pipes. As a result, homeowners and communities can end up with costly and disruptive clogs in pipes and sewer lines.

Creates useful and cleaner-burning biofuel. While used cooking oil has historically been viewed as a waste product, it has now become a key ingredient in biofuels, which are carbon-neutral and burn cleaner than the petroleum alternatives. In turn, recycling cooking oil reduces harmful emissions and helps our community reduce our carbon footprint.

Also, if you have questions about the municipal food scrap recycling program? Check out the Waste Free Greenwich website or two-minute video for more information.

See also:

Waste Free Greenwich’s “ReThink Waste Fair” Set for April 1, 2023