Keep Bedford Beautiful is a program of the City of Bedford Beautification Commission with the purpose of educating and engaging residents and visitors to take responsibility for improving their community’s environment. Keep Bedford Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful.
Fats, Oils, and Grease Recycling
Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) come from meats, butter/margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When FOG goes down the drain, it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. This can lead to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood, and streets. Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, but it also can run into a nearby stream or river, which affects drinking water. If pipes become clogged from putting FOG down the drain, it can be a very expensive problem to fix. To avoid household and environmental damage as well as a costly bill, NEVER put FOG down the drain. Instead of washing grease down the drain, collect liquid grease and oils in a sealable container and recycle it for free. Bedford residents can drop off used cooking oil all year long at 1813 Reliance Parkway, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Public Works Department at 817-952-2200 for more information.
The Tarrant Regional Water District offers outdoor water conservation and sustainable gardening events in communities throughout Tarrant County. For upcoming events, please visit Save Tarrant Water’s Website.