The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is urging residents to recycle their used cooking oil this holiday season so that it can be turned into fuel for city vehicles.

As part of the utilities commission’s SFGreacecycle, San Francisco and Treasure Island residents can drop off used cooking oil at nine sites that are open year round, according to SFPUC.

For the easiest recycling method, the utilities commission recommends that residents cool down their used oil in the pan, pour it into a clean, non breakable container with a tight lid, and make sure it is free of food bits, water and soap suds, according to SFPUC.

The recycling initiative is part of an effort to keep fats, oil and grease out of sewers, according to SFPUC.

Since it was launched in 2007, the program has collected more than one million gallons of oil from residents and restaurants around the city, according to SFPUC.

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