Grease in the Drain is a Recipe for Disaster

2014-11-24

Jacksonville, FL - Fats, oils and grease clog pipes at your house and in our system, which can cause raw sewage to back up into your home, your yard, your streets and waterways. Grease in your pipes leads to increased plumbing costs and money spent on costly cleanups of sewage spills leads to increased utility bills.

Instead of pouring the leftover oil from your turkey fryer down the drain, recycle it. JEA and Metro-Rooter provide used cooking oil recycling stations at several local Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Stations so that customers can recycle their used cooking oil and grease.

Customers may drop off used cooking oil and grease at the following locations:  

  • Fire Station #14; 4242 Herschel St., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #26; 6671 Sandymac Rd., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #29; 13739 McCormick Rd., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #31; 5527 Hillman Dr., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #35; 12851 North Main Street, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #34; 11248 Ross Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #33; 10800 New Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #32; 8140 Lenox Avenue., Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #52; 6130 Collins Road, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #42; 2048 Delor Drive, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #51; 10014 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #62; 14599 Bartram Park Blvd. Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #21; 6272 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #27; 6241 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #50; 3275 Tamaya Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #58; 251 Joeandy Road, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #59; 14097 Wm Davis Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL
  • Fire Station #55; 850 Seminole Road, Atlantic Beach, FL
  • Metro-Rooter; 8892 Normandy Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
  • Clean Grease Biofuels; 14476 Duval Place W Unit III Jacksonville, FL

Putting fats, oil and grease in the trash is acceptable if recycling is unavailable. However, it still results in extra waste going to the landfill and fails to recycle a valuable resource. If you put fats, oil and grease in the trash:

  • Pour cooled grease into an empty can or plastic bottle before placing it in the trash.
  • Scrape food scraps from dishes into the trash.
  • Use rubber scrapers and paper towels to remove oil and grease from cookware.
  • Avoid using a garbage disposal.
  • Put baskets or strainers in sinks to catch food scraps and then empty them in the trash.

JEA is the eighth-largest community-owned electric utility in the United States and one of the largest water and sewer utilities in the nation providing electric, water and sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.

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