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How to Recycle Used Motor Oil at Home

October 6, 2021

If you’re a DIY kind of person, you may choose to change your vehicle’s motor oil at home. It’s not easy—and it might not always be pleasant—but it can be worthwhile, and it’s always cheaper than bringing the car to a mechanic. However, you may be wondering how to safely get rid of oil at home. Here are our leading tips to put into practice with your next oil change. Capture all used oil The first step in used oil disposal at home is to ensure you safely catch all of it. When you drain the crankcase and remove the... View Article

How to Dispose of Cooking Oil at Home

September 22, 2021

If you’ve used cooking oil at home, you probably made something delicious. Whether it’s a big breakfast with bacon and sausage or a generous helping of fried chicken, you’re eating good. Then at the end of the meal comes the part that no one likes: kitchen grease disposal. You might be inclined to simply pour the grease down the drain—but honestly, you should know better! Here are the dos and don’ts of disposing of used cooking oil at home. What not to do As mentioned, don’t pour the grease down the drain. While most liquids can go down the drain... View Article

How Often Should Your Grease Trap Be Emptied?

August 3, 2021

When you have a grease trap, your first question should be, “How often do I need to empty this?” Keeping up on grease trap removal will help you save money on repairs, avoid dangerous situations and establish a regular schedule. Plus, you’ll know when you need to remove your old trap and install a new one. Here’s what you need to know about emptying your grease trap with help from a local grease removal service. Stick to the ¼ rule You’ll know when you need to empty your grease trap with the ¼ rule of thumb: when your grease trap... View Article

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

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