Categories for Cooking Oil Recycling

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

How to Dispose of Cooking Oil at Home

August 17, 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

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

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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