Dispose of Your Holiday Cooking Oil at the Virginia Beach Landfill

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Improper disposal of fats, oils and grease rendered from holiday cooking is a common mistake. Virginia Beach Public Works and Public Utilities urge at-home chefs to collect and dispose of these drain-clogging substances properly.

When leftover grease and oil rendered from holiday cooking is poured down the drain, it can harden and cause sewer blockages, backups and costly repairs. Residents can bring cooking oil in disposable containers to the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center, 1989 Jake Sears Road. The center is closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, but will be open on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition to cooking oil disposal, a wide variety of services are offered at the 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, oyster shells, dirt, concrete and gently-used items for Goodwill donation. Resource recovery is good for the environment and reduces disposal costs.

About the Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center
The City of Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center has received national and statewide recognition for efforts in rebranding the facility and for excellence in the industry. Awards include MarCom Awards 2014 Gold Award, Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) 2015 Outstanding Municipal Program Award and the and the Virginia Municipal League (VML) Communications Award Achievement Award for excellence in local government. 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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