Residential Cooking Oil and Grease Drop-Off Program
Not sure what to do with used cooking oil and grease? Thinking of frying a turkey for the holidays? Never wash cooking fats, oil or grease down the drain, as they can cause your sewer line to back up into your home, streets and storm drains that flow to the Bay.
Recycle it instead at an EBMUD residential cooking oil and grease drop-off location. No commercial kitchens please. Fifteen gallons per person maximum. Do not mix with automotive wastes. For solid grease disposal bring something to scrape the grease from your container into the receptacle. If grease is frozen it is best to bring it to room temperature prior to disposal.
These locations may also accept other household hazardous wastes – check the links below for hours, directions and what other wastes are accepted. Remember to keep all wastes in separate containers – never mix different substances.
Check our frequently asked questions to learn more about cooking oil and grease disposal. For other ways to help protect San Francisco Bay from pollution, see our residential pollution prevention page.
|Cooking Oil & Grease Drop-Off Locations|
|Richmond||West Contra Costa County Integrated Waste Management Authority||Residents of Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo and San Pablo only|
|Martinez||Central Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program||Residents of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Clyde, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Central County unincorporated area only|
EBMUD Wastewater Treatment Plant
2020 Wake Avenue
|All EBMUD residential customers are welcome to use our self-service receptacle. Residential cooking oil and grease only – no other wastes are accepted. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home, please. Upon arrival, the guard will direct you to the receptacle.|
230 Bay Place
|Residential cooking oil and grease only – no other wastes are accepted. Self-service receptacle is located on the upper parking deck next to the grocery carts. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home, please.|
El Cerrito Recycling Center
7501 Schmidt Lane
This location can be used by all EBMUD residential customers. Residential cooking oil and grease only. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home or place your container into a recycling bin located on-site. Other recyclable materials also accepted at this site. See www.ecrecycling.org for more details.
For questions or more information, please contact CleanBay@ebmud.com or 510-287-1651.