The impact of edible oil disposal
In the United States, more than 2.5 billion gallons of waste cooking oil are generated each year, and proper oil disposal is an important waste management issue. Due to the environmental impact of grease treatment, we should always consciously recycle instead of discarding waste oil. Discarding grease in landfills can cause long-term environmental hazards. In addition, used grease is often not properly discarded from kitchen sewers, which can cause clogged pipes, clogged sewers and groundwater contamination. Here are some facts about the negative environmental and financial impact of grease treatment:
- The city of San Francisco spends $3.5 million a year to clear the sewers, a large amount of which is to pour cooking oil into the sewers
- One liter of waste cooking oil can pollute up to one million liters of groundwater
- Animals exposed to large amounts of cooking oil are at risk of suffocation, suffocation and covering of fur and feathers
Benefits of edible oil recycling
In recent years, recycling for households and businesses has become easier. Many cities have implemented grease recycling programs, and more companies are committed to providing grease recycling and grease trap cleaning services for companies that generate large amounts of waste oil. Most of the recovered materials are refined into various types of biofuels, which are used to provide fuel for heating cars and homes. Some of the benefits of recycling include:
- Biofuels produced by burning vegetable oils with detergents emit 78% less carbon dioxide than conventional diesel
- When biofuels replace traditional fuels, they have the potential to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint by 80%
- Recycling can provide additional income for restaurants in the form of compensation from recycling companies, as well as substantial tax deductions
- Reduce blockage and deterioration of sewage systems
The many benefits of recycled grease are leading to widespread implementation of grease recycling and waste oil collection programs:
- In Europe, more than 80% of waste vegetable oil is currently converted into biofuels
- On average, McDonald’s restaurants in the United States recycle nearly 1,450 gallons of oil each year
- 100% waste oil from Darden Restaurants is recycled (Darden owns popular chain restaurants including Red Lobster and Olive Garden)
How to recycle cooking oil?
- go with Dispose of cooking oil All necessary information on proper disposal and recycling at your fingertips
- After cooking, let the oil cool down and pour it into a plastic storage container.You can store the container in the refrigerator to solidify the oil and prevent spilling during transportation to the recycling station
- Find your nearest recycle bin
- Plan recycling in advance.Designate a storage container and get off at regular intervals (for example, once a month)
- I’m glad you can protect your house and city from destruction, protect the environment, and possibly make some extra money for waste oil
Note: After Thanksgiving, many cities and recycling companies will provide other drop-off locations to cope with increasing demand.
Corporate recycling (eg restaurants)
Since most companies produce much more edible oil than ordinary households, it is best to hire a waste oil recycling company to provide recycling services. Many of these services compensate for waste grease per gallon.
Whether you use edible oil at home or in a business, it’s important to understand proper disposal and recycling, so you can do your part to protect the environment and possibly improve your bottom line.