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disposing of old cooking oil?

i dont have a container right now, is it safe to just dump it out in the dirt?


Asked by staciandababy at 7:48 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I put it in a ziplock bag, and put it in the trash.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I'm afraid if you dispose of it in the dirt outside that it will draw rats. Here is what I found by googling: to put it in a sealed container and send to landfill, to see if a local restaurant would let you dump it in their oil disposal containers, to take it to a recycling place if you have one that takes cooking grease, and I did see to add it to a compost pile. I have heard a number of times to never pour it down the drain, even small amounts.

    Here is one site that discusses it:

    Answer by Bmat at 7:57 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • still missing the container though

    i saw that thanks, never saw anything about rats, ugh

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:07 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • If it is still hot, pour it down the sink while running hot water and a squirt of dishsoap.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:49 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Well I had dumped it outside by a bush, my dh said I would kill the bush. So now I put two or three plastic grocery bags together and put it in that and then out to the trash can.

    Answer by robinann5 at 11:36 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

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