Lewisville participates in grease roundup for 8th year

Holiday meal items such as Thanksgiving’s fried turkeys, buttery foods and gravy can be hard on pipes and sewer systems. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)
Holiday meal items such as Thanksgiving’s fried turkeys, buttery foods and gravy can be hard on pipes and sewer systems. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)

Holiday meal items such as Thanksgiving’s fried turkeys, buttery foods and gravy can be hard on pipes and sewer systems. (Karolina Grabowska/Pexels)

The city of Lewisville is participating in the annual North Texas Holiday Grease Roundup. The roundup began Nov. 22 and will continue through Jan. 10.

This is the eighth year the city has participated in the event, according to a Lewisville city news release.

Lewisville residents can bring cooking oil and grease from their holiday meals to the Steven L. Bacchus Public Services Center, located at 1100 N. Kealy Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8-11 a.m. on Friday, according to the release.

Holiday meal items such as Thanksgiving’s fried turkeys, buttery foods and gravy can be hard on pipes and sewer systems, according to the release. When these fats and oils are washed down the drain, they stick to the pipes and harden. Overtime, it builds up and causes sewage to overflow into homes, streets and waterways.

The used cooking oil and grease that is collected during the event will be used to create biodiesel or turned into biogas for energy production, according to the release.


Visit www.defendyourdrainsnorthtexas.com for more information.

By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.