Energy Saving

Advantages of Recycling Used Cooking Oil

Cooking is an activity that supports life. Cooking oil is a main ingredient in every meal. There are different ways of cooking. Deep frying, the most common method of cooking in takeout venues and many hotels leads to the production of tones and tones of used cooking oil.

Used cooking oil from these entities is a waste product.  When disposed of improperly, it will cause environmental pollution and degradation. Often, used cooking oil is disposed of by pouring it down the drain where it goes to block pipes once it cools and solidifies into fat.

To avoid this, waste management and recycling companies have started a used cooking oil collection service. This service is offered to homes and entities that produce large quantities of used cooking oil. The collected cooking oil is the refined and recycled into different fuel products and other products that end up being raw materials for other industries.

There are several advantages accrued from the recycling of cooking oil. They are:

Prevents environmental pollution

Used cooking oil can lead to detrimental forms of environmental pollution. Entities that produce large quantities of cooking oil then pour it down the drain are causing environmental pollution.  Once the drains are clogged with fat, anything that passes through them is blocked. This leads to sewage leaks and spillages in the neighborhood.

This can lead to dirty neighborhoods that will cause different respiratory diseases to everyone who lives in the neighborhood.

Helps companies adhere to legal rules and regulations on waste disposal

In most countries, there are rules regulating how waste products including used cooking oil is disposed of. Offering your used cooking oil to be recycled leads to adherence of the waste management laws.

Leads to the production of bio-fuel

Waste management and recycling companies recycle used cooking oil into bio-fuels. The increased collection and consequent recycling could see the world reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and increase the production of cleaner bio fuels that are much better for the environment worldwide.

Using used cooking oil to make bio-fuel, ensures that bio fuel is not made using a food source which could lead to higher prices of food.

Used cooking oil is a source of extra income

Hotels and homes that offer their used cooking oil to recyclers are paid a certain amount of money. Those that have substantial amounts of cooking oil can get some substantial extra income from selling their used cooking oil.

Job creation

Recycling used cooking oil, leads to creation of jobs. Waste management companies need to hire people to drive trucks that collect the used oil and those that transport the final product once the recycling process is complete. The waste management companies also need to hire scientists that test the purity of the used cooking oil before and after recycling.

As a separate avenue of recycling, waste management firms need to hire used cooking oil recycling specialists.

Reduces cost of waste disposal

By having your used oil collected by the recycler, your household or commercial entity saves on disposal costs. Used cooking oil cannot be disposed of in the usual bins. You do not have to buy special bins to dispose of your used cooking oil since they will be provided by the waste management company that collects it.

Can be turned into other products

Recycled used cooking oil can be converted into other products in addition to bio-fuels. Recycling used cooking oil can convert it into animal feed, pet food and also plant fertilizer.

In conclusion,

Used cooking oil needs to be properly disposed. The collection of used cooking oil when done efficiently, leads to savings at home and commercial entities. In addition, cooking oil recycling companies that convert one industries waste product into another’s raw material provide numerous advantages not only to the environment but also to used cooking oil producing entities and homes.

Biofuels produced from recycled cooking oil are a cheaper and cleaner fuel source that can be beneficial to the environment and reduce the harmful effects of global warming.