Did you fry a turkey for Thanksgiving in your apartment in West Columbia, SC? Even if you didn’t, here in the south, big meals means lots of fried food. But what to do with that leftover oil?
Columbia city residents can now recycle their cooking oil through a public program called Southern Fried Fuel.
Starting this Monday, residents can drop off used cooking oil at the Public Works Facility on Colonial Drive. Cooking oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps and should be transported in a clean , non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid.
Officials say the oil is collected and recycled to make biodiesel and help power the city's fleet.
The facility is typically open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.