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Brevard County Accepting Used Vegetable Oil for Recycling Until Jan. 31, 2020

Post Date:11/27/2019 2:34 PM

The Brevard County Solid Waste Management Department will be providing used vegetable oil recycling drop off locations at each of its three Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers — Mockingbird Way Mulching facility at 3600 South Street, Titusville, Central Disposal Facility at 2250 Adamson Road, Cocoa, and Sarno Road Landfill at 3379 Sarno Road, Melbourne — through January 31, 2020. 

This program is available to Brevard County residents only.

Any type of liquid, vegetable-based oil qualifies. This includes peanut, corn, canola, olive, sunflower, safflower, rapeseed, etc. 

Please place cooled liquid cooking oil in a metal or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Make sure the oil is not mixed with other fluids (water, petroleum products, soaps, animal fats, etc.). Cooking oils contaminated with any other materials will not be accepted. Solid grease or vegetable oil that is mixed with animal fats cannot be accepted for recycling. Mixed oils, fats, and greases should be placed in a container such as an empty jar or coffee can. Once the materials have solidified, secure the lid and place the container in your trash; do not pour it down your drain or garbage disposal.

The drop off points will not accept containers larger than five gallons or smaller than one quart. Dispose of small amounts of grease or oil in your trash after they have cooled. Small amounts can be poured onto napkins, paper towels, or other trash that will absorb the oils. Small amounts can also be mixed with unscented kitty litter, sand, or dirt to help solidify the oils before adding to the trash.

For more information, please contact the Brevard County Solid Waste Department

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