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Thanksgiving Tips

It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and everything is about to go into high gear.  Gotta get the turkey in the oven, stuffing needs to be baked, cranberries cooked, gravy has to be unlumpy….  But what about after the Big Meal?  There are leftovers and throwaways to dealt with…

So after you’ve put away the bird and all the trimmings, what do you do with all the stuff that needs to be thrown away?  If you fry a turkey, can you pour the leftover grease down the drain?  No.  You cannot.  So what the hell do you do with the dang stuff?  City officials have the answer!

Don’t pour the cooking fats, oil or grease down the drain because they can back up the sewer line into your home and storm drains, and then into wastewater treatment plants.

If you fry your turkey, you take the used oil to a City of El Paso Citizen Collection Station.  It’s free, but you’ll need a current El Paso Water Utilities bill and ID.

The drop-off sites are closed on Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, but they’ll open from 8a – 4p on Saturday.  Here are the sites:

• 4501 Hondo Pass
• 1034 Pendale
• 2492 Harrison
• 121 Atlantic
• 4200 Delta

And just in case you don’t know what can go wrong with frying a turkey, check out William Shatner’s highlarious take on turkey frying before you make the fried turkey leap:

It seems like a hassle to store oil and fats for a couple of days, but it’s a lot better than pouring it down your kitchen sink, having it back up, and then having to call a plumber and pay him holiday prices!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, and much love to all our KISS listeners!

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