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Springs Preserve offers to take used cooking oil

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Your drain isn't the best place to dump holiday cooking oil this Thanksgiving, but there is another option out there.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District is collecting used grease and cooking oil at the Springs Preserve from Friday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Nov. 26.

This is part of the "Don't be a Pain in the Drain" outreach campaign.

Officials hope to decrease the amount of sewer blockages and overflows caused by fat, oil, grease and grit (FOGG).

"Recycling the cooking oil is a great way to protect the environment," said Commissioner Larry Brown, chairman of the Clark County Water Reclamation District Board of Trustees. "We are keeping FOGG out of the sewer lines thereby reducing the number of sewer overflows, and we are turning a waste product into valuable fuel for vehicles."

The Springs Preserve is at 333 S. Valley View Boulevard, and the collection site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A similar drive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.

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