Residents urged not to pour cooking fat down drains

South Norfolk Council are urging residents to recycle their cooking fats and oil. Photo: Steve Adams

South Norfolk Council are urging residents to recycle their cooking fats and oil. Photo: Steve Adams

Townsfolk are being urged not to put their cooking fats and oil down the drain this Christmas to reduce the number of blockages.

South Norfolk Council is asking residents to make sure they recycle their cooking fats and oils such as vegetable oil, lard, roasting fats, grill fats, margarine and butter at recycling points across the district.

Councillor Kay Mason Billig, cabinet member for Environment and Recycling said: 'Fats, oils and grease stick to the walls of our sewers and are a major cause of blockages, bad smells and pollution.'

Residents are asked put the cooled cooking oil and fats in a sealed plastic bottle. The entire bottle is put into the bank.

The used cooking oil banks can be found in Diss, Weavers Court car park. Harleston, Bullock Fair and Co-op car park. Long Stratton, Swan Lane and Co-op car park and Ketts Park Community Centre. Norwich, Tesco car park, Harford Bridge and Ipswich Road.


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