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Not sure what to do with your used cooking oil? For small amounts, you can wipe it up with a paper towel and compost it. You can also cool it, strain it and use it again. Lastly, you can take it to Recology’s Transfer Station. To dispose of used cooking oil at Recology, there are a few rules to follow: 

  • Only used cooking oil from home use is accepted - not from businesses
  • Proof of San Francisco residency is required
  • Only 10 gallons per trip allowed
  • The facility is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am to 4pm and located at 501 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134. It is recommended to call ahead to confirm and find out if they are able to accept your used cooking oil at 415-330-1400

Remember used cooking oil doesn’t belong down the drain or in the trash! For tips on what to do with your used cooking oil, check out our fact sheet available in Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.


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Last updated: 1/13/2021 9:54:58 AM