With our impact on the environment becoming ever more apparent with each passing day, it’s important for us all to take steps in minimizing our carbon footprint. As a restaurant owner, you can contribute to the public’s efforts to decrease environmental destruction by recycling your used cooking oil, and better yet, you can make money doing so. Let’s take a look at some of the environmental benefits of recycling your cooking oil. [Read more…]
How Can Businesses Store Their Recycled Oil for Collection?
If you’re familiar with Food Grease Trappers, you’ve probably heard of our used cooking oil service, or “waste vegetable oil (WVO) program.” With this program, we provide competitive offers to businesses looking to dispose of their fryer oil. In turn, we sell the waste to companies working to better our local community and environment. However, if you’re new to the industry, you might be wondering how these businesses store their recycled oil for collection? In this blog, we’ll describe the different ways restaurants and venues can safely store waste oil. [Read more…]
Preventing Cooking Oil Theft at Your Restaurant
What do most restaurants have in common? Well, grease traps because most states and municipalities require them. But also, they have a deep fryer. From the humble burger joint to the five star, there will always be something that needs to be deep-fried. And with deep fryers comes large amounts of cooking oil, and that means having to dispose of it. And because grease dumping is illegal, this usually means storing it onsite until enough of it accumulates for it to get hauled away. [Read more…]
Selling Your Waste Vegetable Oil
In the last ten years, driven by increased fuel costs and environmentally-based green initiatives, the United States has increased the production of vegetable oil as part of biodiesel and other green recycling programs. One source of this vegetable oil is “waste vegetable oil” which is reclaimed from the food production and food service industries. There is a lot of support of this WVO recycling program on both a state and federal level, and as such it’s become profitable for restaurants to store and sell their used oil instead of simply throwing it away. [Read more…]