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Don’t dump it down the drain — drop off used cooking oil for recycling instead.

Photo provided by City of Lakeland’s Wastewater Department

Did you know you shouldn’t dump used cooking oil down the drain? That’s because oil solidifies inside pipes and can cause major issues (think: back-ups in home plumbing, sewage spills, overflows onto streets, and foul odors in homes + communities).

Enter: City of Lakeland’s oil disposal program Cooking Oil Recycling Effort (C.O.R.E.).

All Lakelanders need to do is collect cooled cooking oil in a C.O.R.E.-provided jug and take it to a Cooking Oil Recycling Effort station for proper disposal. Protect my pipes.