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.
Store Oil in Outside Containers
This can include small 55-gallon drums to containers that store hundreds of gallons, making it a great choice for businesses of all sizes. These consist of leak-proof waste oil vessels or tanks that allow kitchen staff to deposit their used fryer oil outside. If this is the best option for your business, it’s important you’re aware of how to prevent cooking oil theft. Ensure there is a locking mechanism on the container, and your staff is trained on securing it.
Store Oil in Indoor Containers
Similar to outdoor containers, indoor storage tanks come in a range of sizes, making them capable of being placed nearly anywhere in your establishment. However, it’s best to have the container in an area easily accessible to drivers so that they can collect the oil with as little disruption as possible. You can even install remote plumbing that can siphon the fryer oil to the tank without needing to transport it. This option is ideal for restaurants with limited or no available outdoor space.
Store Oil in Mobile Containers
This option is ideal for large, busy venues requiring rapid, convenient storage of fryer oil, such as casinos, concert halls, and stadiums. These containers can be wheeled around with little effort and can typically hold 75 gallons of oil. It can be transported to the kitchen, where it can empty a fryer in less than a minute without the need for it to cool down. It will save venues on labor, as it’s a safe and portable option for oil collection.
With multiple options to store recycled oil for collection, businesses can find a container that best suits their needs. With our competitive WVO program, we can ensure you have the best container for your business and that your waster oil is collected in a timely and consistent manner. At Food Grease Trappers, our collection services are operated on honesty and integrity, as we only sell to local, environmentally conscious companies. If you would like to inquire about our WVO program, contact us, or to compare offers, request a free consultation and quote.