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How Often Should I Have My Grease Trap Cleaned?

March 15, 2019

When you think of a restaurant kitchen, you probably imagine an expansive gas range, heavy-duty oven and a walk-in cooler. While those are all necessary appliances for a well-operating kitchen, in some ways, a grease trap in New Orleans, LA may be the most crucial aspect of a restaurant’s kitchen. Grease traps are the unsung heroes that keep your restaurant in compliance with the law while ensuring that your restaurant doesn’t start to smell unpleasant. Though they’re hardy devices, grease traps still need to be cleaned out on a regular basis to ensure proper functionality. Smaller, under-sink grease traps need... View Article

How Is Recycled Cooking Oil Processed and What Can It Be Used For?

March 1, 2019

Biodiesel is a type of liquid fuel that can be processed from various types of vegetable oils and fats recycled for fuel purposes. Because it is produced from oils and fats, it is both nontoxic and biodegradable, and when burned it produces significantly fewer emissions than the standard type of petroleum-based fuel you are likely accustomed with. All this adds up to a fuel that is much more efficient and environmentally friendly. Where do these oils come from? Think about how much cooking oil must get used in American restaurants every single year. The amount of oil stored in a... View Article

Fryer Oil to Fuel Tank: How Cooking Oil Recycling in New Orleans, LA Fuels Your Car

February 15, 2019

Biofuel is becoming an increasingly popular way to power vehicles and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and improve fuel efficiency. One of the more popular methods of late is to take used cooling oil and recycle it for fueling purposes. Approximately 10,000 tons of used cooking oil gets collected each year from food manufacturers, catering professionals and other types of businesses in France alone—just imagine the potential for this practice if it were to become more widespread in the United States. The used oil gets filtered and treated before it gets sent off to biofuel plants to be turned into... View Article

What Are Fatbergs, and How Can Recycling Cooking Oil Prevent Them from Forming?

January 28, 2019

When you are done cooking a meal, what do you do with your cooking oil? This might come across as a relatively inconsequential question. But if you wash your old cooking oil down the drain, then you might unknowingly be contributing to a major problem. “Fatbergs” probably sounds like a disgusting term—and that is because, quite frankly, it describes a disgusting phenomenon! They also affect virtually everyone living in a community, and they are caused by the seemingly inconsequential action of pouring your cooking oil down the drain. Here is an overview of what fatbergs are, and how we can... View Article

How to Recycle Your Cooking Oil

January 14, 2019

When you have finished cooking a delicious meal for your loved ones, your work is far from over. You—or a helpful friend or family member—still need to clear the plates, wash and dry the dishes and make sure all the leftover ingredients are put back in their proper place. But there is one other step that you should never overlook: recycling your cooking oil! If you are like millions of other people, you unfortunately do not think much about what to do with your cooking oil after you have used it. But it is very important that you do not... View Article

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