Here at Food Grease Trappers, we take our dedication to green practices and the environment seriously – after all, our entire industry is based around preserving the environment of both people and nature by prevent sewer overflows (both controlled and not) and keeping your kitchen and its pipes clean. We recycle all that humanly possible when it comes to both yellow grease (waste vegetable oil) and brown grease (FOGS pulled from traps). For those who want to learn a little more: this blog it for you!
The Economy of Waste Vegetable Oil
We provide a waste vegetable oil service, which helps our customers understand how selling their waste vegetable oil (or WVO) can be profitable while at the same time being green. After being wrung of all its worth from your fryer, your WVO can be collected and hauled by your grease management company to a refinery that removed the impurities before it’s recycled into products such as biodiesel, cosmetics, soaps, and livestock feed. Learn more in our Selling Your Waste Vegetable Oil blog.
Make Sure Your WVO is Secure
An important side note that may or may not come as a surprise: because of the values of WVO, theft of used cooking oil is on the rise, from the siphoning of storage containers to outright theft of them. It’s important to have secure WVO containers and to watch out for fake WVO services. Read our blog, Preventing Cooking Oil Theft at Your Restaurant, for more details.
How We Recycle Brown Grease
The gunk pulled from your grease trap is a combination of brown grease known as FOGS. FOGS stands for fat, oils, grease, and solids, and is mostly organic residual waste. As a green company, Food Grease Trappers hates to see anything go to waste, so this product is used in the making of composts. All this grease and food waste has a high energy content and is perfect for setting off the microbes of the decomposing process when treated and processed correctly.
Other Green Practices: Employee Training
We also provide employee training and best practices to reduce the waste you flush down the drain. Not only does this mean cleaner pipes and a better working grease trap, but it can also lead to a greener kitchen. A couple tips from our 4 Easy Ways to Reduce Restaurant Waste include:
- Conduct a Waste Audit: See where your restaurant stands as far as waste production by having an audit done by professionals or staff to see where you’re missing the mark.
- Step Up Your Recycling: Make sure you’re taking advantage of local recycling and composting by getting the right bins and trying staff on their use.
Want to learn more about going green with grease hauling? Contact the experts at Food Grease Trappers. We are experts who are passionate about providing high-quality service to local businesses. Contact us today and see how you can reduce your waste. Taking small steps to reduce restaurant waste can pay huge dividends in the future, in both a better world and a better bottom line.