Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to pipes and waste water systems (individual and/or municipal). Cooking oil can be recycled and turned into biofuels. The recycling locations for cooking oil are outlined below and are available to all Eaton County residents.
**Please Note: Automotive/motor oils and other oils are not acceptable in any cooking oil recycling receptacles. Placing these materials inside of cooking oil recycling receptacle contaminates the entire collection bin and most often results in disposal of the container and all the contents. If contamination continues and requires frequent disposal, cooking oil recycling receptacles become to costly for recycling centers, hazardous, and are often removed. Do not wishcycle - recycle right! Check out our Household Hazardous Waste page for information about disposal of automotive/motor oil.
Eaton county offers three recycling drop-off locations that are open to Eaton County Residents.
Charlotte Area Recycling Authority
201 Hall Street, Charlotte, MI 48813
Hours: Saturday’s & Tuesday’s 8 am - 12 pm and Thursday’s 2 pm - 6 pm