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Resource Recovery & Recycling Division
2500 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA  90404


Phone: 310-458-2223
Fax: 310-264-7750

Office Hours:

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, our offices will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

Mon. - Thurs.:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Holiday Schedule

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Fats, Oil & Grease (FOG)

Cooking Oil and Grease Recycling

Available in Santa Monica Downtown Parking Structures 2 through 6 

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and curb the growing number of clogged sewers plaguing residents and businesses, the City of Santa Monica now collects fats, oil and grease (FOG) free of charge from City restaurants to be turned into biofuel.

Biofuel is a domestic and renewable fuel derived from natural oils, which simultaneously reduces air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels, and without the toxic side effects of other clean air efforts like the addition of MTBE to gasoline.
Partnering with GeoGreen Biofuels (, a leader in the alternative energy industry, we are working together to help make the world a healthier, greener place.

Restaurants can deposit their FOGs in the containers located Downtown in Structures 2 through 6.

Downtown Parking Structure Containers for restaurant use are maintained in the refuse collection areas of:

  • Structure 4 – 1321 2nd Street
  • Structure 5 – 1440 4th Street
  • Structure 6 – 1431 2nd Street
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