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Used Cooking Oil Recycling Station Opens in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, WA - There should soon be less oil, fat and grease clogging sewer lines in Kennewick.

The city is teaming up with Waste Management of Washington and Baker Commodities to run a used cooking oil collection and recycling station.

All money raised will go to the Kennewick Kares program administered by Community Action Connections to help people pay utility bills.

City of Kennewick Wastewater Services Supervisor Chris Espinoza said, "Everybody that we've been associated with considers this a win win situation for everybody, because it protects our infrastructure, our treatment plant and everybody's aquatic environment. It also provides an opportunity for revenue for a program that we're quite proud of."

People can drop off used cooking oil at the Kennewick Waste Transfer Station at 27th Ave. and Ely St.