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Used Cooking Oil Disposal

SFGreasecycle Has Graduated!

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) are problematic for sewer systems – they can disrupt how the system functions and result in unnecessary and disruptive maintenance. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)’s SFGreasecycle was developed in 2007 with the intention of diverting FOG from city’s sewer infrastructure while addressing the market gap of residents and restaurants not having cost effective options to dispose of their used cooking oil. The used cooking oil collected has been converted into a local source of sustainable biofuel used in place of gasoline, and this biofuel helped California diesel fleets offset their carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

Restaurant Grease Disposal
For Restaurants

Several business and policy changes have led us to celebrate the success of SFGreasecycle and give private sector companies an opportunity to continue building upon the waste oil collection market potential demonstrated by our program.

Home Cooking Oil Disposal
For Residents

The private sector has matured and is now servicing San Francisco restaurants. With the closing of the commercial program of SFGreasecycle, SFPUC has decided to also end the residential program. We will now focus on educating San Francisco residents on how to properly collect and dispose of their used cooking oil.


Last updated: 9/29/2020 12:12:39 PM