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October 24, 2012

Farmer touts benefits of grease recycling

From staff reports

Limestone County farmer Harold Sweeny said he buys grease from a Limestone County program called FOG to use for bio-diesel fuel on his farm.

Sweeny joined Water/Wastewater Manager John Stockton and KALB Executive Coordinator Lynne Hart Tuesday to talk about the benefits of the FOG Recycling Program in Limestone County.

FOG stands for fats, oils and grease. The city’s Water/Wastewater Department is working with KALB to collect and recycle cooking grease to keep the substance out of the city’s treatment facility, which can cost consumers in the long run with clogged pipes.

Residents can get an empty container to collect cooking grease and return it for recycling. There are drop-off locations in the city where a citizen can get an empty container, take it home and use it to collect cooking grease, and then return the full container and get an empty one.

Visit www.keepathenslimestonebeautiful.com for drop-off locations.

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