Cooking Oil & Grease

Special Instructions

Front door pick-up of fats, oils and grease (FOG materials) is now available to Lincoln residents every Wednesday. Pick-up needs to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. The City will accept up to five gallons worth of FOG material per pickup. To schedule an appointment, please call (916) 434-2450.

What is an acceptable FOG container?

Solid substances (fats and greases) should be in a sealable (with lid), disposable, non-breakable container.

Liquid substances (oils) should be in a sealable (leak-proof), disposable, non-breakable container with a readily accessible drain valve or drain spout.

sink drain

Never Pour Down the Drain

Do not pour used vegetable oil or cooking grease down your sink drain. Liquid oil can clog the drain and damage pipes in your home.

Let It Solidify

Do not dispose of hot cooking oil until it has cooled down. You can stick the pan in the freezer to speed up the process. Then, scrape the cooking oil into the trash.

Ways to Reuse


Filter and Reuse It

You can reuse cooking oil more than ten times. Simply filter out the food particles by straining the oil into a clean container.

Did You Know?

Cars Running on Cooking Grease

Many companies and cities are beginning to ask people to donate oil, grease and fat for the creation of biodiesel. Places all around the country have achieved success, from Hawaii to LouisianaPennsylvania and New York. The homebrew fuel movement has taken off, and biofuels are becoming a competitive fuel choice.

During WWII, Disney Helped Turn Bacon into Bombs

“Don’t throw out those lovely puddles of grease drippings — save them for our boys on the front line.”

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