Though it might sound like a hassle, there are many benefits of recycling used cooking oil. Grease recycling can save businesses time and money while helping both the economy and the environment. At Oregon Oils, we make recycling easy and accessible to a wide variety of businesses in the Portland, Oregon metro area and Southern Washington. Find out more about how your business can benefit.
Many Business Models
Though fast-food restaurants are the largest producers of grease, many other types of businesses can enjoy our recycling benefits. We serve any business with a kitchen that produces used cooking oil or grease, including:
- Food manufacturers
- Stadiums and sports arenas
- Food carts and trucks
- Retirement homes
- And many more
Oregon Oils has served eligible companies with grease recycling near Southern WA and the Portland, OR metro area since 1992. With decades of experience, you can rely on us to take care of your oil.
All Types of Grease
Not only do we serve a variety of businesses, but we also collect and recycle a variety of grease types. Our team at Oregon Oils has expertise in handling and recycling all kinds of fats, oils, and greases. Also referred to as FOG, these substances include any greasy byproduct of food preparation, such as:
- Melted fat from meat
- Bacon grease
- Beef tallow
- Peanut oil
- Sunflower seed oil
- Vegetable oil
If your restaurant, cafeteria, concessions stand, processing plant, or other business generates any of these waste products, Oregon Oils can dispose of them safely.
Protect Your Plumbing
The last thing your business needs is a clogged plumbing system. Though you may assume that pouring waste oil down the drain is the safest disposal method, this is not the case. Fats, oils, and grease quickly congeal when they cool. The solid grease sticks to the walls of your piping and collects other waste particles, expanding over time to create sizeable blockages. These blockages can be expensive to fix. They may even cause backwash and flooding, resulting in poor sanitation, property destruction, and rising repair bills.
Our professional recycling program can properly and safely discard used oil without risk to your kitchens. By recycling, you protect your business against damage and extra expenses.
Help Your Bottom Line
Our recycling service can save you money in other ways, as well. Waste disposal services can be expensive. By recycling oil, you reduce the amount of waste your business generates. This can help you cut expenses on disposal services. We also pay you based on the oil you produce. Not only can you save money by recycling, but you can also earn money and further benefit your bottom line.
Protect the Environment
After we collect your waste oil and transport it to our location, we recycle and refine it into biodiesel. This prevents waste from going into the environment, helping you achieve an eco-friendlier footprint.
Biodiesel, the end product of our recycling program, is a renewable alternative to diesel fuel. It provides the same energy as regular diesel, meaning that trucks and machinery running off biodiesel experience no drop in performance. This helps reduce people’s reliance on limited resources like petroleum and other fossil fuels.
On top of that, biodiesel is a clean-burning fuel. Compared to petroleum, biodiesel generates 74% less carbon dioxide emissions, as well as fewer particulates for healthier lungs. Accidental spills are also less damaging, helping ensure a safer environment.
We Make It Easy
Our team at Oregon Oils makes recycling grease as easy for your business as possible. Our collectors provide a clean receptacle when you join our program. All you have to do is dispose of used oil into the receptacle. We will add you to a regular collection route for frequent pickups. Your pickup schedule is tailored to the needs of your business to make sure your receptacle never overflows.
Get Started with Grease Recycling Today
Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of recycling your used oil? Oregon Oils has over 30 years of experience. Contact us to learn more about our program, or get started with grease recycling near the Portland, OR metro area and Southern WA, including Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Castle Rock, Kalama, Kelso, La Center, Longview, Ridgefield, Tacoma, Vancouver, Olympia, Tumwater, and Woodland.