Cooking oil recycling

Turn that used vegetable cooking oil into biodiesel during Lakewood's annual vegetable oil recycling event, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at the Quail Street Recycling Center, 1068 Quail St. Details at

Holiday Recycling Opportunities

Go green this holiday season and keep holiday waste out of the landfill. Lakewood's Quail Street Recycling Center has two opportunities for you to divert holiday waste  

Thanksgiving often means lots of family, lots of friends and lots of cooking! Recycle your waste cooking oil during this once-a-year event for Lakewood residents, to help divert it from the landfill and municipal sewer systems. Used cooking oil is recycled into locally produced and used biodiesel. You can bring your cooking oil to Quail Street Recycling Center on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m 

You can also recycle your old, broken and unused strings of holiday lights at Lakewood’s Quail Street Recycling Center. Light recycling is available 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., every day from Nov. 24 through Jan. 21. Learn more at

$200 for Your Earth Day Artwork

The City of Lakewood is getting ready for another exciting Earth Day Celebration in April 2018. This fun community festival will feature music, food, art, exhibits and activities that spread environmental awareness and bring the community together.  

We are looking for talented artists to create this year’s poster design that reflects the spirit of Earth Day. The winning design will be used on posters, banners, t-shirts and other materials and the artist will also receive $200. You (or someone you know!) can submit designs online at