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Santa Monica Wants Your Excess Fat

This is not an excuse to deep fry breakfast, lunch and dinner

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    Santa Monica Wants Your Excess Fat
    A Farmington man makes his own fuel using leftover vegetable oil. He transforms the oil from restaurants into biodiesel.

    Grease is the newest way to go green in Santa Monica.

    Residents can now drop off their excess fats, oil and grease at the city's household hazardous waste center.

    It's part of a new recycling program that turns cooking oil into biofuel. Santa Monica is partnering with Los Angeles-based GeoGreen to convert the cooking waste into biofuel with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

    It also might cut down on clogged sewer lines

    The program is aimed at downtown restaurants. The city has several grease drop-off points with special grease containers in parking structures near the Third Street Promenade.