About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Residential oil and grease recycling

Metro Public Works and Metro Water Services (news release) will now accept residential fats, oils and greases for proper disposal at the Omohundro Convenience Center (directions to 1019 Omohundro Place) each Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here are instructions for transporting and disposing of these items:

"Collect the fats, oils and grease waste in a sturdy, sealed container in order to prevent leaks during transport to the Convenience Center for recycling. Open the lid on the recycling bin, pour the cooking oil or grease into the bin and dispose of the container in the dumpster."

Fats, oils, and grease can clog sewer lines and even cause back-ups in nearby homes' sewer lines. They can also result in overflows that pollute the environment with raw sewage (yuck). Please do your part to recycle these materials. If you have questions or need more information, please call Sonia Harvat at (615) 862-4494.

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