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Everything You Need to Know About Used Oil Collection

Whether it is deep-frying turkeys, frying bacon or browning ground beef, we often end up with a lot of oil at the end of the day. Did you know that used cooking oil can be recycled? Instead of pouring it down your sink which might result in potentially terrible and expensive consequences, you can hire MBP Solution for your used cooking oil collection. This is because that yellow oil can significantly boost the green credibility of your facility as well as turn a profit for you.

Therefore, consider keeping your used cooking oil out of the sewers and landfill thus putting it to work again with a recycling program.

Why should we recycle used cooking oil?

For years now, used cooking oil has been recycled into products such as cosmetics and animal feed. However, new recycling initiatives are now offering a greener second life such as hyper-refining used oil into renewable diesel fuel. Used cooking oil can also be used to manufacture biodiesel is done through chemically altering the properties of fats. Other uses of used cooking oil include the following:

  • Making ant poison
  • Powering emergency lamps
  • Making soap
  • Dust suppression
  • Kill Weeds
  • Make bird food

Additionally, reducing the volume of used cooking oil, you send to the sewer or landfills can be worth money. Initially, clients would pay vendors to have the used cooking oil collected. However, the market swung the other way about ten years ago meaning, some vendors are now paying customers for their old oil.

Hiring the services of a used cooking oil collection company

Millions of liters of waste cooking oil are being collected by professional oil recycling companies for reuse. These companies collect and use the oil disposal for a variety of reasons including the following:

  • For use in industrial burners
  • For use as a lubricant
  • For use as an additive in manufactured products
  • To help release products from their molds
  • For use in bitumen-based products

With MBP Solutions, you can rest easy knowing that your used cooking oil is being handled both efficiently and safely by a team of professionally trained and licensed personnel.

Considerations when setting up a program for your used cooking oil collection

Dispatch programs are available, wherein professional oil recycling companies help restaurant owners and other businesses eliminate used cooking oil in an eco-friendly way. These companies have the used cooking oil collected picked up, sterilized, and utilized as an ingredient in biodiesel and feed production. But how do you choose a used cooking oil collection company?  

When hiring the services of a used cooking oil collection company, there are some things you should put into consideration. Here are some of them:

The amount of oil you’re producing

Knowing how much oil you use in a week or month and the pickup location for your waste oil is essential. This is because you don’t want your employees to carry waste oil too far when storing it for pick up.

Every year, restaurants use more than 12,000 pounds of cooking oil. For this reason, it’s important to implement proper collection, storage, and recycling of used oil. Determine how much used oil your restaurant can produce and store, and coordinate with the used cooking oil company to schedule a pickup. 

The size of used oil containers you need

MBP Solutions offer their customers multiple-sized containers for storing used cooking oil, whether it is 200, 400, 600 or 1000 liters. If you want to find the right size of the container for your facility, consider the amount of space you’re willing realistically dedicate for the storage of used cooking oil.

The frequency of your used cooking oil collection

Your rate of pick up is determined by the amount of used cooking oil you produce, the amount of space you’re willing to dedicate for its storage and the size of containers you use. It is recommended that your used oil container is picked up at least every two months to discourage theft.

Regular used oil collection and pickup are highly recommended to avoid spillage and leaks. Assign a dedicated staff to check if your used oil storage tank is close to its capacity. Installing sensors can also help. These steps are crucial to keeping your business establishment sanitary, preventing sewer backups and reducing related environmental problems. 

Used cooking oil is a tradable commodity. Therefore, you don’t want it sitting out for too long because grease theft is a real problem.

What other services they offer

A plethora of used cooking oil collecting companies’ offer additional services which if bundled with recycling can greatly lower your costs. Therefore, consider asking you’re used oil collecting company about the extra services they give such as cleaning and maintenance for drains, grease traps, kitchen equipment as well as exhaust hoods. Also, ensure that the company is responsible for safeguarding the environment around your property against spills.

Choose a used cooking oil company that’s connected to highly respected regulatory bodies to make sure their services follow industry standards and bylaws. It’s best to choose one that promises to keep you updated and informed with a traceable oil collection waste process and sustainable practices, allowing you to focus on your business while helping safeguard the environment. Furthermore, working with a reputable used oil collection company is also a great way to improve your business image.

Cooking oil recycling industry

Historically, used cooking oil was seen as a waste product, but over the past decade, it has become a valuable commodity especially in the production of biodiesel. Over the past six years, the cooking oil recycling industry has seen significant growth and is expected to continue growing to 2022. This is because more environmental protection organizations are trying to encourage strong biodiesel production growth which will, in turn, increase the demand for used cooking oil.

High generation of used cooking oil combined with limited spaces for disposal creates the demand for used cooking oil collection companies such as MBP Solutions.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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