Fats, Oils & Grease (F.O.G.) comes from preparing food in residential homes as well as food manufacturing sites as well as food service facilities, aka restaurants.  F.O.G. is also generated at car wash facilities and auto repair shops.
F.O.G. consists of meat fats, lard, cooking oils, shortening, butter/margarine, food scraps, baking goods, sauces/salad dressings, and dairy products.  Automotive service facilities, including car washes, generate F.O.G. as a byproduct of repairs and services.

Improperly disposing of F.O.G. down sink drains and straight into the wastewater system can cause blockages in your private plumbing as well as City infrastructure, resulting in sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's). To learn more, click here.

Free Holiday Cooking Oil RecyclingTurkeyGXmas_Billboard

Recycle your Thanksgiving frying and cooking oil this year!
The City of Temple and the Temple Fire Department will be collecting used cooking oil from December 22nd through January 3rd at participating Fire Stations:
  • Central Fire Station, 210 N. 3rd St.
  • Fire Station #3, 3606 Midway Dr.
  • Fire Station #4, 411 Waters Dairy Rd.
  • Fire Station #7, 8420 W. Adams Ave.
Drop-off times are 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Accepted Oils/Grease

The City of Temple offers recycling opportunities for specific types of grease and many different oils.
Visit the Recycling page or contact our Solid Waste office for more information.

Phone: (254) 298-5725



  • Canola Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Soybean Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Sesame OIl
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Animal or Meat Fat
  • Butter
  • Gravies
  • Lard
  • Margarine
  • Salad Dressings
  • Sauces
  • Shortening