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What to Do in the Event of Used Oil Spills during Collection

Cooking oil is a frequently used ingredient in commercial kitchens. Proper disposal is crucial to the restaurant itself and the surrounding environment. Used cooking oil can be collected and recycled into biodiesel. This process benefits companies by helping them reach their sustainability goals and grow their perception within their community.  During storage and the collection

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Water source polluted with fats, oils, and grease (FOG)

Signs of FOG Water Contamination

For restaurant owners and other businesses with commercial kitchens, there is always an issue to deal with: disposing of fats, oils, and greases (FOG). When done improperly, these businesses risk harming the environment, damaging ecosystems, and polluting local water sources. While this sounds bad enough, there are costly consequences for improper FOG disposal, from fines

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Health Effects of Fats, Oils, and Grease

It’s no surprise that consuming too many fats and oils can have a negative effect on personal health. But fats, oils, and grease (FOG) also can harm those who work around them in restaurants and other commercial kitchens and food processing businesses. Improper or inadequate care in handling used fats, oils, and grease also can

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Debunking Myths About Biodiesel

Oregon Oils provides innovative used cooking oil collection and disposal services while creating biodiesel fuel products and making the world a greener place. Many people have misconceptions about biodiesel fuel, however, so we’d like to debunk some common myths regarding its production and use for our customers in the Portland, OR, area. Oil Collection Services

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Step-by-Step Guide to Grease Trap Maintenance

Oregon Oils offers area businesses in Oregon and Western Washington grease trap maintenance and cleaning services. Our team ensures that grease trap interceptions comply with industry and environmental standards while protecting your business’s plumbing. Whether it’s a 30 or 30,000-liter tank, learn how we repurpose oil, fat, and grease into new products at Oregon Oils

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Establishing Oil Collection In Your Business

Your business is probably using lots of cooking oil each year. But have you ever thought of establishing oil collection in your business? In fact, there are various types of oils you might be using to prepare meals depending on your purpose or cooking style. For example, oils such as canola, soybean, peanut oil, duck

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How Biodiesel Helps Your Business

Biodiesel is growing more and more popular by the day, and with good reason. This environmentally friendly, renewable substance turns waste products into valuable fuel with many benefits for the environment, the economy, and vehicle operators. And as biodiesel becomes more readily available in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest and around the country, business owners

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Biodiesel Fuel Helps Create A Green Earth

Long-Term Benefits of Biodiesel Use

Biodiesel is an incredible, renewable fuel source that is composed of plant and animal byproducts. Oregon Oils, Inc. partners with restaurants, schools, sporting arenas, and other businesses to convert their used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. If you’re interested in learning more about what biodiesel can do for the planet, check out this guide to

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Signs Of Unmaintained Grease Interceptors And Traps

As a business owner, maintaining your grease trap or grease interceptor and performing appropriate grease trap repair is your responsibility. Neglecting maintenance can result in some costly challenges and fines. Oregon Oils, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, can pump and clean your grease trap and identify minor repair issues before they become costly problems. We’re the

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Recycling Used Cooking Oil In Oregon And Western Washington

Used cooking oil disposal is a concern for any business that prepares and serves food. Fast food restaurants, schools, stadium concession stands, and other establishments with a commercial kitchen produce lots of used oil every day. Local and state regulations prohibit businesses from dumping this oil down the drain and have strict requirements for disposal.

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