Holiday Used Cooking Oil Disposal Event November 25 at Sunrise Pump Station (EVANSVILLE, IN) – Did you know it takes about 4 gallons of cooking oil to fry a medium size turkey? But what do you do with all of that used cooking oil once you are finished? For the third year in a row, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) will accept used cooking oil from residential customers to ensure the oil is properly disposed of and does not harm the environment or end up in our sewers. Fats, oils, and grease from cooking poured down the drain can clog city sewers and private sewer lines, which can result in damage and costly repairs. EWSU and American Grease and Septic will accept used cooking oil on Saturday, November 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sunrise Pump Station, 1200 Waterworks Road. Only used cooking oils and grease will be accepted, such as canola oil, corn oil, lard, olive oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, and meat drippings. Petroleum oil waste will be permitted. The service is free and limited to residential customers only. To drop off used cooking oils, residents should enter the north parking lot next to Sunrise Pump Station. The parking lot entrance is located across from Shawnee Drive at Veterans Memorial Parkway. (see map) Cooking oils and grease will be collected in barrels and will be sent offsite to be recycled. Dumpsters will be available to discard empty containers or residents may keep their containers for reuse. For more information about the used cooking oil disposal event, contact EWSU Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Matt McBride at 812-436-7013 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. “Keeping grease out of the sewer significantly reduces the occurrence of sewer overflows,” McBride said. “EWSU is glad to again provide a green and clean option for residents to dispose of their used cooking oil. We encourage everyone to please take advantage of the event. Every drop matters. Let’s make this year’s used cooking oil collection day a big success.”
About EWSU Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) provides high-quality, safe, and dependable water and sewer services to more than 63,000 customers in Vanderburgh County and parts of Gibson, Posey, and Warrick counties. EWSU maintains more than 1,000 miles of water lines, 900 miles of sewer lines, 6,100 hydrants, eight water storage facilities, two wastewater treatment plants, and one water filtration plant.
The utility also manages the City’s street sweeping and trash and recycling contracts. EWSU meets or exceeds all state and federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards while protecting land and water resources for future generations.