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How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

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PreshusSmurf
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How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I found an ollllllllllllld expired bottle of olive oil in our cabinets that I need to dispose of. Opened, but still about 99% full.

I'm thinking spilling it down the drain is a bad idea ... Chat Icon

Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it?

Posted 2/22/09 2:40 PM
 
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Diana712
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I would call the town and ask.. Do not put that down your drain..

Posted 2/22/09 2:52 PM
 

PattyK
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Definetly don't put it down your drain. I would just wrap the bottle and put it in the garbage.

Posted 2/22/09 2:56 PM
 

PreshusSmurf
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I was kidding about putting it down the drain Chat Icon

Posted 2/22/09 3:02 PM
 

FelAndJon
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Just put it in the garbage. If you want to recycle the bottle, out the oil in another container and put it in the garbage.

Posted 2/22/09 3:25 PM
 

lovemy2boys
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I guess i'm the wrong person to ask, I was going to say to dump it down the drain Chat Icon

Posted 2/22/09 9:40 PM
 

KarenG2003
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I'd just throw the full bottle away in this case.

Posted 2/22/09 9:47 PM
 

Cpt2007
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

you can call your town and see if they recycle cooking oils, but i'd say, dump the oil into a heavy duty ziplop bag and then clean and recycle the bottle.

Posted 2/22/09 9:49 PM
 

PreshusSmurf
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Jess

Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Thanks for all the suggestions, especially to check with the town. I just checked their DPW website and it says


DON'T place light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay, chemical or oil containers, or laminated glass in with your recyclables.




So I'm thinking that means to just throw out the whole bottle (with the oil) in the trash? Chat Icon

Posted 2/22/09 10:08 PM
 

jax1023
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Posted by PreshusSmurf

Thanks for all the suggestions, especially to check with the town. I just checked their DPW website and it says


DON'T place light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay, chemical or oil containers, or laminated glass in with your recyclables.




So I'm thinking that means to just throw out the whole bottle (with the oil) in the trash? Chat Icon



I think this means like car oil, which is very flammable, not cooking oil.

I would just throw the entire full bottle of oil in the trash. Or flush the oil down the toilet. But it might smell awful. Rancid oil is nasty stuff.

Posted 2/22/09 10:43 PM
 

JP826
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I would find a hidden spot in my backyard & pour it in some dirt.

Posted 2/23/09 8:00 AM
 

Kara
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Posted by PreshusSmurf

Thanks for all the suggestions, especially to check with the town. I just checked their DPW website and it says


DON'T place light bulbs, ceramic glass, mirrors, items made of clay, chemical or oil containers, or laminated glass in with your recyclables.




So I'm thinking that means to just throw out the whole bottle (with the oil) in the trash? Chat Icon



They're not referring to cooking oil. Chat Icon

You can just throw it out - bottle and all.

Posted 2/23/09 8:10 AM
 

dpli
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D

Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

I either throw out the whole thing, bottle and all, or flush the oil and recycle the container.

Posted 2/23/09 9:02 AM
 

CrankyPants
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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

Question-A couple people recommended flushing the oil. What is the reasoning behind this? I would think that could be bad for the pipes, no?

Posted 2/23/09 9:06 AM
 

tourist

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Re: How do you properly dispose of unused cooking oil?

We were just having the same dilemma yesterday & our town & county didn't have any info. We normally let it cool & throw it in the trash, if it is a small amount, but we had almost a whole bottle of oil left over from deep frying.

We didn't have a large enough non-recyclable container to put it in, so we just threw out the whole thing.

Posted 2/23/09 10:11 AM
 
 

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