NOTICE 4/5/2024 @ 7:30am:  North Kent Waste & Recycling Center is in the final stretch of its expansion construction. Our recycling drop-off stations at this site have been temporarily moved — click here for the details. Stay tuned here on our website or our social media for updates!

How can Kent County Department of Public Works help?

Explore the waste stream options below for how you can reuse, recycle, compost, or dispose of the item you are trying to get rid of through a KCDPW facility or service.

Donate or Reuse
Special Collection Recycling
Proper Disposal

Unopened and unexpired fryer and cooking oil can potentially be donated to a food bank or food drive.

Check out some of the Community Disposal Outlets below for any places that accept donations.

Fryer and cooking oil cannot be composted unless it is a specific type of oil and a small amount of it. Often times it can upset the microbial ecosystem that helps break down your compost.

Fryer and cooking oil should not go in your curbside single-stream recycling cart as those products can leak onto other recyclables and contaminate them.

HOWEVER, empty oil jugs or aerosol cooking spray containers can be placed in your recycling cart to be recycled.

Special Collection Recycling Only does not apply to fryer and cooking oil.

Fryer and cooking oil are accepted through any of our five SafeChem-Household Hazardous Waste Disposal sites during designated service hours. The link can provide you with the details of this FREE program!

  • Partially hydrogenated and hydrogenated oils such as shortening, bacon grease and lard (which begin to form a solid at room temperature) are NOT accepted. These types of oils must be solidified (add kitty litter or another absorbent) before being put in the trash.

No commercial hazardous waste from businesses, schools, non-profits, etc. — strictly residential hazardous waste. See the Community Disposal Outlets below for commercial hazardous waste solutions.

DO NOT flush any oil down the toilet/drain or throw it in the trash.

Keeping fryer and cooking oil out of the landfill, and in reuse ensures we give those valuable resources a second chance at life and use as biofuel!

Community Resources

Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.

Evergreen Grease Service, Inc.
1445 Enterprise Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Accepts natural canola, soybean, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, olive and peanut oils from commercial and residential use.

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