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EDCO collecting waste holiday food oil for biodiesel processing

The Southern California waste collection and recycling company EDCO is offering a free service that may help San Diegans rid themselves of the waste oils left over after cooking holiday foods.

Kitchen fat, oil and grease, sometimes referred to collectively as FOG, can be processed, filtered and converted to biodiesel fuel. EDCO, the company announced Tuesday, will be collecting the waste oils free of charge at four of its buyback centers around the county, including the La Mesa location on Commercial Street, the Lemon Grove location on Federal Boulevard, the San Marcos facility on Las Posas Road and the Fallbrook location on Aviation Road.

The oils collected must be given to the facilities in leak-proof containers and not mixed with other, non-food oils, such as motor or gear oil. Each of the facilities collecting the waste food oils will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

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