Not sure how to responsibly dispose of the five gallons of cooking oil you will use to deep-fry that Thanksgiving turkey? The Clark County Recycling Center now accepts used cooking oil at no charge.

This service is available to Clark County residents (no businesses, farms, schools or government agencies) during normal office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only cooking oil and associated greases are accepted. Other kinds of oils will not be accepted. Meat pieces and other food items should be strained out of the used oil.

Cooking oil should never be poured down the drain, as it will congeal and clog pipes. Normally, residents are advised to put used oil in containers to dispose in the trash. Being able to recycle the oil helps to keep a usable material out of pipes and landfills.

G.A. Wintzer and Son Co., based in Wapakoneta, will take the cooking oil and use it in making animal feeds.

For information about recycling cooking oil at the Recycling Center, call 521-2022.

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