Holiday Grease Roundup Runs Through Jan. 9, 2023
By Traci Peterson, Arlington Water Utilities
Posted on December 01, 2022, December 01, 2022

Cease the Grease

Editor's Note: This article, originally published Nov. 10, 2022, was updated Dec. 1, 2022.

Residents can protect their home plumbing system and prevent sewer backups by recycling used cooking oil and grease at three locations in Arlington this holiday season. The 2022 Holiday Grease Roundup begins on Monday, Nov. 14, and will run through Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.

The annual project is in cooperation with the Wastewater and Treatment Education Roundtable, North Central Texas Council of Governments, and other area cities.

During the Holiday Grease Roundup, residents can drop off used cooking oil and grease in receptacles in the parking lots at:

  • Cravens Park, 400 Cravens Park Drive, 76018 (5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week)
  • Dottie Lynn Recreation, 3200 Norwood Lane, 76013 (5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week)
  • Trinity River Authority, 5300 South Collins St., 76018 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday)

The receptacles are provided by American BioSource. American BioSource recycles used cooking oil to make biodiesel fuel or biogas, reducing landfill waste and producing an alternative fuel that is clean, and green fuel.
Residents who have more than five gallons of used cooking oil to recycle can request pick up at their home by calling Arlington Water Utilities at 817-459-5902 during the Holiday Grease Roundup timeline.

This collection is for cooking oil and grease only. Motor oil and other automotive fluids are not accepted.

By collecting and recycling used cooking oil and grease, residents are preventing these products from clogging pipes in their homes. Fats, oils, and grease that harden in Arlington’s sanitary sewer system can also cause blockages that can result in sanitary sewer overflows into homes, streets, and local waterways.

Visit for grease drop-off locations in other cities in Tarrant County or for more information on how you can Cease the Grease.

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