July 23, 2009

From cooking oil to biofuel

Pouring oil down the drain clogs our sewers, just like our arteries get clogged. You better seek medical help for your clogged arteries, but the SFPUC has a solution for our sewers. We have been collecting used cooking oil from restaurants since 2007 and converting into biofuel for use in vehicles -so far, close to 650 restaurants signed up with the program!

Now it’s time for us, residents, to do the same. Collect it and drop it off at one of our SFGreasecycle locations in San Francisco and see it used to power vehicles!

Check the websites for locations and hours:
* Whole Foods (WF) Fridays, 11am to 3pm - www.wholefoodsmarket.com/. 1st Fridays at WF Franklin (1765 California) / 2nd Fridays coming up soon at the new Noe Valley location / STARTING THIS FRIDAY, JULY 24: 3rd Fridays at WF SOMA (399 4th St.) / 4th Fridays at WF Potrero Hill (450 Rhode Island St.)
* Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center (HANC) - http://www.hanc-sf.org/recycling-center/
* Dogpatch Biofuels - http://www.dogpatchbiofuels.com/
* Household Hazardous Waste Facility - http://www.sfrecycling.com/sfhhw/index.php?t=d

To learn more how you can help keep grease out of our sewers, visit SFGreasecycle.org.

Remember: every drop counts!

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