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Can you flush used cooking oil down the toilet?

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About.com advises against flushing used cooking oil down the toilet. This method of disposing of cooking oil is likely to clog the plumbing in the bathroom.

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A To Z Plumbing & Drain Service notes that cooking oil may be liquid when it is first dumped into a toilet, but it solidifies when it cools down. People who attempt to mitigate this problem by pouring hot water in with the cooking oil only cause it to get a little further down the drain before it solidifies.

Before disposing of cooking oil, wait for it to cool down completely. Pour it into a container with a lid or a screw cap; make sure that the container does not allow the oil to seep through. Close the container tightly, and dispose of it in your regular garbage.

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