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Old 10-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #21
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I save empty wide mouth jars with screw on lids, then pour fats/oils into them, screw the cap back on and toss it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #22
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I save empty wide mouth jars with screw on lids, then pour fats/oils into them, screw the cap back on and toss it.
I don't save jars. I recycle mine.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #23
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I recycle mine by using them for rice, nuts, dried fruits, etc.
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I recycle mine by using them for rice, nuts, dried fruits, etc.
I'm old enough that I have pretty much collected enough jars to do that and don't need more.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #25
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I thought I was as well, but than I stumbled across DC. I seem to have a lot more staples in my pantry than I used to--hence the need for more jars!
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Do not flush it and do not dump it in the sewers!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #27
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Yes! Please don't flush grease. It cools as it goes down and clogs the pipes, not to mention what it would do to our waterways if it can get there.

I like CWS's link. Heh, I, too, have a veritable plethora of glass jars!
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #28
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I realize this is subject to local rules, regulations, and availability, but the last time I took my burned-out cfc & fluorescent bulbs to my county's chemical waste collection facility, they told me that they will acccept quantities of used cooking oil, poured back into the original containers. For small quantities, I do as others have said, save empty glass screw-top jars for the oil and put into the regular trash for pickup.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #29
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I realize this is subject to local rules, regulations, and availability, but the last time I took my burned-out cfc & fluorescent bulbs to my county's chemical waste collection facility, they told me that they will acccept quantities of used cooking oil, poured back into the original containers. For small quantities, I do as others have said, save empty glass screw-top jars for the oil and put into the regular trash for pickup.
Sometimes those local laws make it very difficult for folks to comply with.

Example: You buy a gallon of olive oil. You use it more for salads instead of deep frying. Then comes a holiday and you combine it with frying oil for some deep frying. (You want the flavor of the olive oil.) You use the last of the olive oil. Who saves their gallon can when it is empty? You have to open the whole top to get the oil back into the can. Put it in a large empty jar. Put it in the fridge to solidify, toss in trash. Problem solved and none the wiser. I won't tell on you if you don't tell on me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #30
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I don't save jars. I recycle mine.
I consider using a washed, empty mayonaise jar to be recycling.
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