Have you been deep frying your turkeys? Many people swear that the meat is juicier, and its skin is crispier.
Three to five gallons of oil is needed, and with quantities that large, it begs the question, "what do I do with all that oil after the turkey is done?!"
Never Down the Drain
Please keep in mind to never place any oil/fat down your drain. Not only does it clog your pipes, but according to the Water Reclamation Services of Akron it can also "build up in drains and sewer lines causing blockages resulting in sanitary sewer overflows into homes and waterways."
Once the oil has cooled, let it solidify. You can add something absorbent such as paper towels, newspapers, etc. to help the cooled cooking oil become solid. Once it is solid, leave in a sealed container, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash.
As a reminder, cooking oil should never be placed in curbside recycling bins.
Another thing you can do is to store it over the winter and bring it to our Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Center once we open in June. We accept cooking oil from Summit County residents from home use. We ask that you use five gallon or smaller containers and that you bring no more than 15 gallons at a time.