Categories for Cooking Oil Recycling

FAQs About Recycling Cooking Oil

November 23, 2021

What can you make with recycled cooking oil? Most of us don’t think much about what happens to our cooking oil after we dispose of it, but the oil recycling process comes with a number of different possibilities. Here’s what happens to cooking oil after it’s recycled and how to select a good service provider. Why recycle your used cooking oil? Cooking oil adds up quickly, as anyone who has worked in a commercial kitchen can tell you. Unfortunately, if you pour it down the drain, you run the risk of clogging the drains and damaging the wastewater treatment systems... View Article

Why Is It Important to Recycle Grease and Oil?

October 26, 2021

Cooking oil is often one of the biggest sources of waste in a commercial kitchen. This is due in large part to the fact that many people do not realize they can get more than one use out of cooking oil in many cases. Rather than disposing of cooking oil after it’s used, it can be stored and recycled for reuse either in cooking or in other applications. Why is it important to recycle grease and oil? Here is a quick look at some of the benefits of recycling cooking grease and oil for you to consider. Keeping your appliances... View Article

Quit Feeding the Fatberg! Never Dump Grease Down the Sink

October 12, 2021

Is it safe to dump grease in the sink? No. In fact, it’s one of the biggest rules in kitchen operation—don’t dump grease down the sink! Grease congeals inside drains and sewers and can result in massive blockages that can be difficult to remove and could potentially cause significant damage to plumbing systems. There’s another risk associated with pouring grease down a drain that doesn’t necessarily have to do with your own facilities: Grease can feed and build up fatbergs, which are giant, condensed globs of fats, oils and grease from when businesses and residents dump grease down the drains.... View Article

The Life (and Afterlife) of Cooking Oil

September 28, 2021

All cooking oil goes through the same general lifecycle, from initial production all the way through use, recycling and reuse. What exactly does this lifecycle of cooking oil look like, and how does cooking oil recycling work? Here’s a quick overview of the process: Production and sale: Cooking oils are made in a wide variety of forms from a wide variety of resources. Industry estimates place the amount of cooking oil produced per year at approximately 13 million metric tons—an absolutely massive amount of oil that shows just how much it’s relied upon both in homes and in the food... View Article

Everything You Need to Know About Back-of-House Restaurant Waste and Recycling

September 14, 2021

If you’ve never owned or worked in a restaurant before, you might be surprised at just how many logistical items restaurant owners and managers need to keep track of that have nothing to do with food or customer service. The whole back-of-house operation may be unglamorous, but it contains many necessary tasks that keep the restaurant operational. This includes dealing with restaurant waste and recycling. Here’s a quick overview of some of the issues management must confront with each of these tasks. Restaurant waste management According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), solid waste is any kind of garbage... View Article

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