Fats, Used Cooking Oil and Grease

Information provided by The North Carolina Environmental Quality Website Page 

Fats, Used Cooking Oil & Grease 

Residual fats, used cooking oils and grease are byproducts of food preparation that must be properly managed to avoid these potentially troublesome materials from entering drain pipes in the home or commercial food service operations. When grease is allowed to go down the drain, it solidifies, reducing/preventing water flow in drains and sewer pipes. 

Used Cooking Oil (UCO) has become a valuable commodity, and more communities are developing programs to capture residential UCO.