Friday, August 19, 2022

Save Your Drains with the 2021 Holiday Grease Roundup!

Southlake’s Annual Holiday Grease Roundup is right around the corner. Learn more about how you can make a difference, protect your pipes and win a prize!

Join the City of Southlake Public Works in their 3rd annual Holiday Grease Roundup. Residents will have the opportunity to come and donate their used cooking oil and grease at the Public Works Operations Center located at 1950 East Continental Boulevard for the chance to win a prize.

A designated collection station will be available 24/7 from November 22 until January 10, where donations can be dropped off. Motor oil will not be accepted.

When fats, oils, and grease (commonly referred to as ‘FOG’) are washed down the drain, they have the potential to create significant blockages that can lead to overflows occurring in your home and even in your streets. These overflows can be extremely costly to both you and the community, while also causing harm to our environment. If you have leftover grease and oil from cooking this holiday season, be sure to recycle it during our Holiday Grease Roundup!

Check out this video for instructions on how to best collect your grease and oil and get it ready for recycling. Free collection containers will be available for pick-up at the collection station, too.

Participants who choose to complete the drop-off label available at the donation site will be automatically entered into a raffle for the chance to win an air fryer and an assortment of tools to help you keep your kitchen FOG-free! Only one entry per household will be given, regardless of the donation amount or quantity of donation. The raffle will be limited to Southlake residents. To learn more about the Holiday Grease Roundup initiative and ways you can protect your drains from FOG and other harmful materials, visit DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com. Other participating cities and drop-off locations are also available online. Additional questions regarding the Southlake drop-off location and the raffle can be directed to the Environmental Services Division at 817-748-8638.

Holiday Grease Roundup 2020 Begins November 23

The City of Southlake will be participating for their second year in the Holiday Grease Roundup. The Public Works Department will provide a collection station where residents can drop off used cooking oil and grease to be recycled for free at 1950 East Continental Boulevard. The collection station will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from November 23, 2020 until January 4, 2021.

Holiday cooking can be hard on pipes and sewer systems. Washing oil and grease down the drain can lead to clogged pipes. This can cause sewer lines to backup in your home, which leads to expensive repairs and health concerns. To prevent sewer backups and clogged pipes during the holiday season, the Holiday Grease Roundup strives to provide a convenient location for residents to recycle cooking oil and grease.

The City wishes you a wonderful and safe holiday season and invites you to dispose of your cooking oil and grease responsibly. Free grease collection containers are available for pick-up in the collection station. For more information on other cities in the area that are participating, click here.