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DALLAS — Did you know you’re not supposed to put your used cooking oils down the drain? Doing so can lead to a grease blockage in your pipes that no amount of hot water can unclog.

The Defend Your Drains North Texas campaign aims to educate residents of the harmful effects of putting several products down the drain that don’t belong. During the pandemic, there’s been an uptick in non-flushable wipes getting flushed down the toilet. Well now, during the holiday season, more cooking equals more fats, oils and grease produced in the kitchen.

Now until January 4, the “Holiday Grease Roundup,” is available to residents in more than 30 municipalities of North Texas. They can drop off used oils that will then be recycled into a valuable resource, biodiesel, which helps to reduce landfill waste.