Mansfield residents can drop off used cooking oil from Nov. 30-Dec. 11 at the Mansfield Environmental Collection Center, 616 S. Wisteria St.
The cooking oil drop-off station is located outside the dumpster enclosure.
This collection is for cooking oil and grease only. Motor oil and other automotive fluids are not accepted. Residents can also bring their used cooking oil to the Manseld Environmental Collection Center, 616 S. Wisteria St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
The cooking oil drop off at the City Hall dumpster area has been removed. The Environmental Collection Center will be the new year round drop off location.
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Several communities participate with the NCTCOG and get together for a joint grease collection effort to try to reduce the amount of cooking oils and grease that get into the sanitary sewer system
Cooking oils and grease washed down the sink lead to blockages (causing sewer overflows) and/or corroded sewer pipes (leading to sewer leaks). So collecting the cooking oils and grease and converting it into biodiesel keeps our sewer system in better shape, reduces pollution and creates an alternative fuel.
If any one has questions about the program, contact David Macias at 817-276-4239.