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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Cease the Grease" at Brookhaven College

"Cease the Grease" at Brookhaven College

Bottle your grease, and fuel a bus.

Through Cease the Grease, a green initiative by the City of Dallas, the community can now donate used cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG) to be converted to biofuel to power Dallas County school buses.

Simply pour FOG into a lidded container, such as an empty coffee can or plastic bottle, and drop the container off at a Cease the Grease station. The Brookhaven College community has it easy, with two stations now located on campus: near the baseball field house and on the north side of the Building S service dock.

Participating in Cease the Grease has many advantages. Here are just a few mentioned by the City of Dallas:

When poured down kitchen drains, FOG can damage home pipes and drains, and cause blockages in the sanitary sewer system, leading to the release of untreated sewage into the environment, according to the program website, www.CeaseTheGrease.info. Sewer blockages can also lead to property damage, strong odors, and environmental, health and safety issues in extreme circumstances and when the issue goes untreated.

For more information, visit www.greendallas.net or the program's Web page.