Cooking Oil Disposal Added to the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center in Time for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

​Cooking oil is the latest addition to items now accepted at the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center. The new addition comes just in time to accept the grease from all of those fried turkeys this holiday season. It is important to dispose of cooking oil properly because when it is put into the garbage disposal, as is all-too-often the case, it can harden and cause many problems in the sewer pipes. Instead, residents can bring cooking oil in disposable containers, and staff will ensure that the oil is recycled for use in diesel fuel and heating oil.

A wide variety of services are offered at the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center to help Virginia Beach residents make the most of their discards that don’t necessarily have to be trash. The City encourages residents to donate what can be donated, and recycle what can be recycled. Alternative recycling and donation options are continuously being developed at the facility. Materials that are currently accepted include metals, electronics, such as computers and cell phones, batteries, rigid plastics, oyster shells, dirt, concrete, and clothes, shoes, books and more. Resource recovery is good for the environment and reduces disposal costs. 

For more information about the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, please call 757-385-1980, or visit www.VBgov.com/landfill.

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