Recycling cooking oil after turkey day

Recycle used cooking oil.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The turkey has come and gone, but what to do with gallons of leftover frying oil?

Columbia officials say city residents can recycle their cooking oil through a public program called Southern Fried Fuel.

Starting on Monday, Columbia residents can drop off used cooking oil at the Public Works Facility on Colonial Drive.

Cooking oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid.

Officials say the oil is collected and recycled to make biodiesel and help power the city's fleet.

The facility is typically open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. It is closed Friday for the holiday.