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San Francisco recycles festive grease into biofuel

Local media reported San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) had begun picking up used cooking oil this Christmas season from residents under the SFGreasecycle program (SFG), which aspires to alter waste grease into biofuel for vehicles running the city.

Residents in the United States furnished more than a ton of used cooking oil in the new program. The used cooking oil created biofuel which was used to power city vehicles including SFG’s fleet of 140 trucks positioned to pick up waste grease from 140 restaurants contracted for the free service.

The program effects in saving for business and residents asserted SFPUC and clogging in the city sewers is decreased, as well as cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Installing of permanent cooking oil collection centres at different collections in the city is also reckoned by SFPUC.

Used cooking oil, collected in leak-proof containers and provided with a tight lid, can be expended by San Francisco’s residents, in the Costco parking lot at 450 10th Street from Dec. 25 to Dec. 30. The waste oil can be taken away to the Household Drop-off Center at 501 Tunnel Ave. by residents incapable to take part in the holiday collection event, which is open on Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, from 8 a. m. to 4 p.m.

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