FREE Grease & Oil Takeback Event

South Platte Renew Hosting 6th Annual Grease and Oil Takeback ~

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – South Platte Renew (SPR) invites the communities of Englewood, Littleton, and 19 connecting districts to bring their used cooking grease and automotive oil to the facility located at 2900 S. Platte River Drive in Englewood for safe, easy, and free disposal on Saturday, December 3, 2022 between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The annual event is strategically timed after Thanksgiving to encourage community members to bring their leftover grease from holiday meals for proper disposal. Holiday meals can leave gallons of unwanted used cooking oil that shouldn’t be poured down drains or pipes. Used cooking oil can congeal, resulting in clogs and blockages in homes and in the collection system. In addition to cooking grease, SPR is accepting used automotive oil. Automotive oil in drains can cause dangerous conditions in pipes and the collection system.

The event is free and open to all residents in the South Platte Renew service area. Residents can drop off up to 10 gallons of cooking grease and automotive oil per household.

Cooking grease and automotive oil should be properly prepared for drop off by separating into different containers and free of contaminants such as fuels, solvents, or water. Used cooking oil should be liquid and free of food debris. The facility is unable to accept any oil filters, antifreeze, oil, or chemicals from commercial businesses.

For more information, please contact South Platte Renew at (303) 762-2600 or email sprcommunications@englewoodco.gov.

About South Platte Renew:
South Platte Renew (SPR) is the third-largest water renewal facility in Colorado. It cleans approximately 20 million gallons of wastewater a day from 300,000 customers in Englewood, Littleton, and 19 other connector districts. SPR helps South Platte communities thrive by renewing water for Colorado’s future. SPR consists of dedicated professionals leading the industry by providing high-quality treatment for high-quality water, rethinking wastewater through innovative solutions, and engaging our community to build stronger partnerships. For more information, visit SPR’s website at https://southplatterenewco.gov/.

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