The Wastewater Treatment Division operates the Winter Park Estates city-owned wastewater treatment facility. This facility treats approximately 10 percent of the city’s sewer capacity needs and is rated at 750,000 gallons per day. All treated water generated at this facility is used as irrigation water at four spray sites, two golf courses, a park, and a cemetery. This facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by state certified operators.
The city’s Industrial Waste Program monitors the concentrations of chemicals and strength of raw sewage coming from commercial users. Four water treatment plants and 60 lift stations are monitored from the telemetry computer located at this facility. The remaining 90 percent of the city’s sewer capacity is treated under wholesale agreements with the City of Orlando, City of Altamonte Springs, and Orange County.
Used Cooking Oil Recycling
The City of Winter Park is providing this as a complimentary service. Your help in recycling used cooking oil will prevent sewer backups within the city’s collection system as well as your home.
Beginning in June 2017
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Public Works Compound
Building 10 Lobby
1409 Howell Branch Road
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Look for “Used Cooking Oil Recycling” sign.
How to recycle used cooking oil
- Pick up a FREE shatter-proof container.
- Allow the oil to cool.
- Pour oil into container.
- Secure lid tightly once container is full.
- Bring container to a designated drop-off collection bin.
- Pick up another container & repeat.
Used cooking oil will be recycled into bio-diesel fuel by a private contractor.
Types of oil accepted
- Soy bean
- Lard & animal fat (i.e., leftover grease from bacon, ground beef, chicken, pork, etc.)
MOTOR OIL IS NOT ACCEPTED
For additional questions, please call 407-599-3538.
For other recycling information please visit our Solid Waste page.