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A Short History of Grease Traps

July 20, 2021

If you work in commercial kitchens—or wastewater treatment—you’re probably familiar with grease traps. Grease traps are designed to catch the fats, oils and grease that collect when cooking and washing dishes. Instead of sending these substances into the wastewater treatment system, where they might clog up operations or plumbing, the grease traps hang on to this cooking waste. Traps are pumped regularly as they fill up, and the fats, oils and grease are recycled or disposed of safely. Even if you deal with grease traps on a regular basis, chances are, you’ve never heard about the history of grease traps... View Article

Why You Should Never Pour Used Cooking Oil Down the Drain

July 2, 2021

Cleaning up the kitchen after making a meal is nobody’s idea of a good time. It can be tempting to dump any leftover cooking oil down the kitchen sink to get cleanup finished as fast as possible—but think twice before you pour anything down your drain. This post from your used oil pickup experts will cover all the dangers of pouring cooking oil down the drain. Most oils don’t stay liquid The main reason to avoid dumping your cooking oil is that the oil might solidify as it cools down. Butter, coconut oil and bacon fat are a few of... View Article

Can Motor Oil Become a Renewable Resource? The Answer Is Yes!

June 18, 2021

Energy companies, car manufacturers and environmentalists worldwide are focused on renewable energy sources these days. And for good reason—moving towards green energy can help alleviate the strain on the Earth caused by fossil fuels. But instead of driving hybrid and electric vehicles to save the planet, why don’t we start oil recycling? Motor oil never “goes bad.” The only reason we get oil changes so frequently is because the oil becomes contaminated with fuel, water, dirt and other engine-harming debris. Processes that have been around since the 1970s allow us to re-refine old motor oil, effectively restoring it to its... View Article

Why We Should Recycle Oil

June 2, 2021

Need to dispose of used motor oil in New Orleans, LA? Even a small amount of motor oil, when disposed of irresponsibly, can have harmful implications for the environment. It’s best to be mindful of your actions and rely on a service for used oil collection and recycling to make sure the waste is disposed of the right way. Here’s why you should rely on a used oil pickup service to recycle this potentially harmful waste product. Contaminated oil can enter water supplies Engine oil recycling in New Orleans, LA is essential because used oil is harmful to the environment.... View Article

The Benefits of Reusing and Recycling Oil

May 19, 2021

If you operate or work in a commercial kitchen, cooking oil is an essential ingredient for many dishes, and it’s often used in high volumes. What should you do with all that used oil? The most responsible thing to do is to contact your local oil recycling service. Here’s how taking the time to partner with the professionals in used oil collection and recycling in New Orleans, LA and the surrounding area provides benefits for your business and the environment. Creates renewable fuel Recycling used oil directly benefits the environment. It can be repurposed as two different and useful forms... View Article

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