Grease is the word

Grease is the word

The bird’s been picked clean, the wishbone broken and the pie but a distant memory. But what to do with that vat of used oil sloshing around in the deep fryer?

Instead of dumping it down the drain and risking a spendy call to the plumber, the City of Durango’s wastewater treatment plant will be accepting used grease. Pretty much any edible oil – peanut, vegetable, soy, canola, bacon, lard and corn – will be accepted at the plant from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fri. – Mon., Nov. 23-26.

Ironically enough, the byproduct from your Thanksgiving feast can be used as fuel to process another byproduct from ... well, nevermind. Just think of that grease as the Thanksgiving gift that keeps on giving.

A free drop off will be set up in front of the red administration building (formerly the Chamber Welcome Center) in Santa Rita Park. Obviously, oil should be cooled first and then sealed in a leak proof container.

For more information, visit durangogov.org/ grease or call 970-375-4801.