What to do with old cooking oil? If you are Ting Hua, the Chinese eatery at 351 Smith Street, you dump a few huge containers of the greasy stuff right into the gutter and let it flow down into the city's sewer drain.
The resulting mess has neighbors fuming, especially since the grease is quite slippery and is leaving track marks up and shown the sidewalk. On top of that , the ooze kept on flowing past the intersection at Carroll Street and down the side street, where it left a few smelly puddles.
It was easy to trace the slick back to the restaurant by following the track to the eatery's front doors.
When confronted by an angry resident, the staff at Ting Hua admitted to having dumped the grease.
Apparently, the restaurant had placed a few big open containers of used oil out with the trash, but the carter responsible for picking up its trash only picked up one container.
I suppose dumping the others into the gutter seemed like a capital idea.
Unfortunately, it's not the first time Ting Hua does this.