ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- It's a Thanksgiving tradition that leaves many families asking for more. "You would really think it would be greasy, but truly it was the moistest turkey," said Andrea Morrell.
"Let it cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. And it's fried like chicken," said Bobby Owen.
But deep-frying your bird can cause clogs if you don't dispose of it properly. "It's really bad for the system, and if everybody did that we would have a nightmare with our infrastructure," said Morrell.
St. Johns County is working to keep that from happening with a curb-side cooking grease collection.
"You can put it in the original container that the oil came in or another container, but you will not get your container back," said Environmental Coordinator Stacey Kowlsen.
On the Monday after Thanksgiving, crews will be set up at Francis Field at 25 W. Castillo Drive and at the Anastasia Island Waste Water Management Plant at 840 W. 16th St. They will be there from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"We can turn it into bio-diesel fuel. It can be made into soap," said Kowlsen.
Last year, St. Johns used the 50 gallons they collected in their own bio-diesel plant to power county vehicles. "There is just so many things we can do without harming the environment," said Kowlsen.
It gives residents another reason to be thankful long after the turkey is gone.