How do you dispose of grease?

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How do you dispose of grease?

jmex83 jmex83
How do you dispose of grease? When we cook, my wife has this metal can (coffee can I believe) and we usually pour it into that until it fills up, then we dispose of it.

I went to take it out this morning for breakfast and noticed that the can had been leaking out the bottom! Made a huge mess and we had to clean that up and throw the grease can and grease out.

Was wondering if there was an easier and more clean way of doing this without having to dump it down the sink. Something tells me that my landlord would NOT be accepting of this idea LOL.
05/21/2012
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KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by jmex83
How do you dispose of grease? When we cook, my wife has this metal can (coffee can I believe) and we usually pour it into that until it fills up, then we dispose of it.

I went to take it out this morning for breakfast and noticed that the can ...
You definitely don't want to dump it down the drain, it could clog up your pipes and it's horrible for the environment if it gets into water. We usually pour it into a three liter soda bottle and toss it out in the trash but there is this product that you can use to dispose of it in a mess free way. It has 3 packets so you'd be able to get three uses out of it, shipping from Japan is (understandably) astronomical so I'd say order enough of them to last a while if you want to use it.
05/21/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Ours gets put in the fire pit and burned but we live in the country. You may be able to check with a local restaurant and see if they would let you put it in their grease container. Also there may be someone that collects it for use in a diesel vehicle. Back in CO. there was a few guys that would even pick it up from your house.

A few other ideas can be found here link
05/21/2012
romstomp romstomp
I usually use a Can or Empty Jar (Mayo as an example), or even a 2 liter Soda Bottle, I just make sure the oil has completely cooled down. You could also try lining the Coffee Can with a thicker Ziploc bag (like Freezer bag) to prevent leaking
05/21/2012
Khanner Khanner
You're not supposed to put grease down the sink? I feel terrible now, that's how I've been doing it. At least I don't do any deep frying.

That Japanese stuff looks pretty neat, though.
05/21/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Khanner
You're not supposed to put grease down the sink? I feel terrible now, that's how I've been doing it. At least I don't do any deep frying.

That Japanese stuff looks pretty neat, though.
Neat, mess free, and much better for the environment than just tossing it in a bottle in liquid form. =3
Don't feel bad though, if you didn't know you weren't supposed to then it certainly isn't something you should feel bad about.
05/21/2012
Kissy Kissy
We use pickle jars!
05/21/2012
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