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Posted on: November 22, 2023

City will collect used cooking oil at Santa Rita Park Nov. 24 and 25

Fats, Oils and Grease collection event

Durango, CO:Is fried turkey on your Thanksgiving menu? The city will have a collection site for used cooking oil 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Santa Rita Administration Building at the north end of Santa Rita Park, 105 South Camino Del Rio. 

Pouring cooking oil down sink drains can result in clogged pipes in homes and the city’s sewer system.

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility will use the oil to produce methane and generate power using the facility’s microturbines. Learn more about the city’s Fats, Oils and Grease program at DurangoGov.org/FOG



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