Seattle Public Utilities

How to recycle

Cooking Oil

Recycle, next to bin – no charge

You can recycle up to 2 gallons of cooking oil on each recycling collection day:

  1. Pour cooled oil into a 1-gallon plastic container with a tight-fitting, screw-on lid.
  2. Label the container with your name and address.
  3. Set up to 2 labeled 1-gallon containers on the curb next to your recycling bin.
  4. Apartment / Condo residents: Set out up to 2 labeled 1-gallon containers per cart at your building/complex.

In garbage

Put cooking oil in a closed container that will keep the oil contained, such as a Ziploc bag, or in a thick plastic bag that’s tightly tied.

Decrease waste: Choose reusable items or donate to thrift stores.