Not sure what to do with used cooking oil and grease? Thinking of frying a turkey for the holidays? Never wash cooking fats, oil or grease down the drain, as they can cause your sewer line to back up into your home, streets and storm drains that flow to the Bay.
Recycle it instead at an EBMUD residential cooking oil and grease drop-off location. No commercial kitchens please. Fifteen gallons per person maximum. Do not mix with automotive wastes. For solid grease disposal bring something to scrape the grease from your container into the receptacle. If grease is frozen it is best to bring it to room temperature prior to disposal.
These locations may also accept other household hazardous wastes – check the links below for hours, directions and what other wastes are accepted. Remember to keep all wastes in separate containers – never mix different substances.
Check our frequently asked questions to learn more about cooking oil and grease disposal. For other ways to help protect San Francisco Bay from pollution, see our residential pollution prevention page.
|Drop-Off Locations (check for hours)|
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste
|Residents of Alameda County which includes Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City, and the unincorporated areas of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo, and Sunol.|
|Residential and restaurant cooking oil only. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and take your container home for reuse or place into recycling bin on-site. Other recyclable materials also accepted at this location.|
1441 Ashby Avenue
|Residential cooking oil and grease only – no other wastes. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home.|
|Central Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility
4797 Imhoff Place
|Residents of Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Concord, Clyde, Danville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pacheco, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, and Central County unincorporated area only.|
|EBMUD Wastewater Treatment Plant
2020 Wake Avenue
|All EBMUD residential customers can to use our self-service receptacle. Residential cooking oil and grease only – no other wastes. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home. Upon arrival, the guard will direct you to the receptacle. Open 24/7.|
|El Cerrito Recycling Center
7501 Schmidt Lane
|For all EBMUD residential customers. Residential cooking oil only. Pour cooking oil in the receptacle and recycle your container at home or place into recycling bin on-site. Other recyclable materials also accepted at this site.|
|West Contra Costa County Integrated Waste Management Authority
101 Pittsburg Avenue
|Residents of Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Port Costa, Richmond, Rodeo and San Pablo only.|
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