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East County News Service

November 20, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - EDCO would like to remind residents that kitchen fat, oil and grease (FOG) that’s left over from daily cooking, or after deep frying a Thanksgiving turkey, can be recycled! For interested residents, EDCO has a free, safe and more environmentally friendly option for disposing of household FOG.

Residents are asked to simply collect used discarded FOG in a leak-proof container and drop it off free of charge at one of EDCO’s conveniently located Buyback Centers. The FOG will then ultimately be processed, filtered and converted into biofuel by a third-party processor.

It is important that participants do not mix FOG with any other oils, such as motor oil or gear oil, that inhibit the process of converting the FOG into biofuel.

Facilities are located at:

EDCO Station Buyback Center 

8184 Commercial Street in La Mesa 

Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

EDCO Recycling Buyback Center 

6700 Federal Boulevard in Lemon Grove 

Open Seven Days a Week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

EDCO Recycling Buyback Center 

224 S. Las Posas Road in San Marcos 

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sat 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

Fallbrook Recycling Buyback Center 

550 W. Aviation Road in Fallbrook 

Monday–Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on Thanksgiving Day)

For more information, visit the EDCO website at

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