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Holiday Used Cooking Oil Disposal Event November 25 at Sunrise Pump Station

Did you know it takes about 4 gallons of cooking oil to fry a medium size turkey? But what do you do with all of that used cooking oil once you are finished?

For the third year in a row, Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) will accept used cooking oil from residential customers to ensure the oil is properly disposed of and does not harm the environment or end up in our sewers. Fats, oils, and grease from cooking poured down the drain can clog city sewers and private sewer lines, which can result in damage and costly repairs.

EWSU and American Grease and Septic will accept used cooking oil on Saturday, November 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sunrise Pump Station, 1200 Waterworks Road. Only used cooking oils and grease will be accepted, such as canola oil, corn oil, lard, olive oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, vegetable oil, and meat drippings. Petroleum oil waste will not be permitted. The service is free and limited to residential customers only.

To drop off used cooking oils, residents should enter the north parking lot next to Sunrise Pump Station. The parking lot entrance is located across from Shawnee Drive at Veterans Memorial Parkway. Cooking oils and grease will be collected in barrels and will be sent offsite to be recycled. Dumpsters will be available to discard empty containers or residents may keep their containers for reuse.

For more information about the used cooking oil disposal event, contact EWSU Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Matt McBride at 812-436-7013 or send an email to:

“Keeping grease out of the sewer significantly reduces the occurrence of sewer overflows,” McBride said. “EWSU is glad to again provide a green and clean option for residents to dispose of their used cooking oil. We encourage everyone to please take advantage of the event. Every drop matters. Let’s make this year’s used cooking oil collection day a big success.”