How to dispose and recycle olive oil

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There is a lot that goes into running a food service establishment, but it is difficult khổng lồ run a commercial kitchen without the use of cooking oil. Cooking oil is used in fryers and for other purposes in a commercial kitchen and it is very important for cooking oil lớn be stored, used, và disposed of properly.

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The proper disposal of used cooking oil is especially important because improper disposal is unsafe for your establishment & for the natural environment. Every commercial kitchen needs lớn have cooking oil equipment installed to lớn manage the use & disposal of cooking oil & prevent used oil from being washed down the drain. If cooking oil is stored or handled improperly, there is a higher risk of an oil spill that will create dangerous conditions in your kitchen. Improper disposal of cooking oil down the drain can not only cause damage within the sewer system and contaminate the natural environment, but also result in fines for your business. Municipalities have codes that must be followed when storing and disposing of used cooking oil & failure khổng lồ follow these codes can result in expensive fines & even the closing of your restaurant.

After using up cooking oil, it needs khổng lồ be safely stored and disposed of to protect the natural environment and keep your commercial kitchen safe. In this guide, we will address the most frequently asked questions when it comes khổng lồ used cooking oil disposal.

1. What is the most environmentally friendly way lớn dispose of used cooking oil?

When it comes to used cooking oil disposal, the most environmentally friendly option is khổng lồ ensure that the used oil is recycled. To do this, your establishment must work with a professional that collects used cooking oil and either recycles it themselves or takes it where it can be recycled.

Professionals who provide used cooking oil recycling lượt thích Mahoney Environmental will take the oil khổng lồ a facility where it will be broken down through the process of anaerobic digestion. Through this process, the cooking oil is broken down và it can be converted into biogas which can power nguồn cars, heat water, and generate electricity. Used cooking oil can also be filtered và processed into biodiesel fuel which burns cleaner than regular diesel fuel. It is also common for used cooking oil lớn be used in animal feed.

Check out our guide 15 Creative Uses of Used Cooking Oil for more about what can be done with used cooking oil.

In order khổng lồ have your used cooking oil picked up & recycled by a professional, your establishment needs to have a system in place for used cooking oil collection. Cooking oil handling systems, whether they are standard or automated systems, include a storage container for used cooking oil. It is the responsibility of food service establishments to lớn ensure they are collecting the used cooking oil & working with a professional to have their used cooking oil storage containers emptied regularly. At Mahoney Environmental, we work with food service establishments to lớn set up a schedule in which we will come and pick up used cooking oil. All used cooking oil we collect is processed and recycled.

2. How bởi vì I dispose of expired cooking oil?

If the cooking oil in your kitchen expires before it is used, vày not dump it down the drain. Food service establishments should take every measure they can to lớn prevent cooking oil, whether fresh or used, from going down the drain.

It is possible to throw small amounts of expired cooking oil in the trash as long as it is in a sealable, non-breakable container. Vày not dispose of cooking oil in bags or breakable containers because there is a high risk that the oil will leak out and affect the natural environment.

If you have a large amount of expired cooking oil, you can also return it to the professional that supplies you with cooking oil lớn be recycled. Our professionals at Mahoney Environmental will take back your expired cooking oil and ensure that it is recycled.

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3. How vị I dispose of a large amount of cooking oil?

Food service establishments often over up with a large amount of used cooking oil. It is very important for your restaurant to lớn have approved containers lớn store your cooking oil after it is used. While small amounts of cooking oil can be thrown away in the manner discussed above, it is best for large amounts of used cooking oil to lớn be collected & taken lớn be processed & recycled.

Our professionals at Mahoney Environmental have the capability to pick up and recycle large amounts of used cooking oil from your storage containers.

4. How vì chưng I dispose of olive oil?

Olive oil should be treated just lượt thích vegetable oil and other cooking oils in that it should never be washed down the drain or thrown directly in the trash. The best way to throw away used olive oil is khổng lồ put it in a sealable, non-breakable container before putting it in the trash. Homeowners can also compost small amounts of used olive oil.

The best course of kích hoạt for food service establishments is to put used olive oil in the storage containers with other used cooking oil so it can be collected and recycled.

5. Can I dump used cooking oil in the yard?

You should never dump used cooking oil outside. Even if you dump cooking oil in the grass, it will find its way to the sewer system and cause clogs & other issues. It is also bad for wildlife to lớn dump and leave used cooking oil outside.

6. Can I pour cooking oil down the sink or toilet?

You should never pour used cooking oil down any drain, including sinks và toilets. Oil solidifies in water & will cause a clog in the pipes. If the cooking oil reaches the sewer, it can cause clogs in the municipal sewer lines which result in expensive damage that can cost thousands of dollars lớn fix.

Food service establishments are required khổng lồ take every possible action to ensure that cooking oil is not washed down the drain. Commercial kitchens must have grease traps lớn filter the grease & oil from water that goes down the drain và dishes containing leftover oil should only be washed in sinks that drain into a grease trap.

It is also important for food service establishments to ensure that their grease traps are cleaned & maintained regularly khổng lồ effectively filter the grease from the water. Mahoney Environmental provides grease trap cleaning and maintenance services to ensure that the traps are regularly cleaned and in good repair.

Used Cooking Oil Collection & Recycling from Mahoney Environmental

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The proper handling of cooking oil, including storage, use, & the collection and recycling of used cooking oil, is extremely important for the safety of your establishment & the environment. Commercial kitchens must be fitted with cooking oil handling and storage systems as well as grease traps lớn prevent the oil from being washed down the drain. Ensuring the proper collection & disposal of used cooking oil will not only protect your establishment và the environment, but also prevent costly fines.

You can help ensure that your used cooking oil is handled & disposed of properly by working with the professionals of Mahoney Environmental. We will work with you khổng lồ create a schedule of fresh cooking oil deliveries as well as used cooking oil pickups to ensure it is processed & recycled. You can reach Mahoney Environmental for more information by calling (800) 892-9392.