The City of Laramie has partnered with the Laramie Moose Lodge and Platte Valley Pet Foods, Inc. to start a new recycling program for cooking and frying oil.

The program has been initiated in an effort to reduce clogging issues with public and private sewer systems. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 65% of all sewer backups are related to fats, oils, and grease.

Members of the public are welcome to deposit their cooking and frying oil in the green barrels located behind the Moose Lodge located at 409 South 3rd Street in Laramie. The program is not open to engine oil or petroleum products.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the city's Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator at 307-721-5204.