“Grease” may have been a popular musical and movie, but the City of Stanton has kicked off a campaign to battle a less attractive version of the slippery stuff: cooking oil that gets into pipes and sewers.
On July 24 Stanton officials held a “Cease the Grease” press conference in an effort to focus attention on the problems created by dumping such oil into the plumbing. The result can be clogged sewer lines, which could lead to sewage being released into public waterways.
The alternative? Recycle fats, oils and grease.
“Stanton’s local leadership is the leading steward of our Orange County sewer system and saving local taxpayers’ dollars by protecting our environment with the Cease the Grease program,” said Mayor David Shawver.
In combination with the Orange County Sanitation District and Stanton-based CR&R Environmental Services, the city is offering a program for curbside delivery of a recycling container.
Residents can order the container by calling CR&R (949-646-4805).
Once they receive it, they can pour used cooling oil and grease into the container and schedule a curbside pickup on their normal collection day by again calling CR&R.
A clean container will be left in exchange for their continued use.
So far, over 200 residents have inquired about the program and 115 containers have been delivered.