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Third Annual Grease Take Back Event
Don’t let your holiday season be ruined by backed-up pipes and emergency plumber bills! Instead, join Lynchburg Water Resources for the Third Annual “Grease Friday Take Back” to properly dispose of and recycle your holiday cooking oils and grease.
One of the biggest issues facing Lynchburg’s sewer system is the buildup of fat, oil and grease in the sewer pipes. When these ingredients are poured down the drain, they solidify in the sewer pipes, mixing with non-flushable items (like wet wipes and shop rags) and create fatbergs that block the sewer lines and cause costly and unsafe overflows into backyards, forests and streams.
To help save community pipes, individuals may drop off sealed containers filled with leftover fat, oil, and grease from Thanksgiving for proper treatment and disposal. The collected grease will then be recycled into environmentally-friendly biofuel!
This year, Lynchburg Water Resources will be distributing free grease containers on:
► Saturday, November 23, 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. (or until supplies last) at the Lynchburg Kroger stores (Boonsboro, Timberlake and Wards Road locations)
►Saturday, November 23, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (or until supplies last) at the Lynchburg Community Market.
Grease containers can also be picked up free of charge at the Lynchburg Water Resources Administration Building, 525 Taylor Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To dispose of holiday cooking oil and grease, simply drop off your sealed container between Thursday, November 28 and Sunday, December 1 at any of thesedesignated locations:
• Lynchburg Community Market
• Kroger (Boonsboro Road)
• Kroger (Timberlake Road)
• Kroger (Wards Road)
Residents can also drop off used cooking oil and grease any time, year-round at the Lynchburg Wastewater Treatment Plant’s grease recycling center located on Concord Turnpike.
For more information about Grease Friday, click here.