Depending on the type of food you offer, grease may be a staple in your cooking process. While your customers might love the flavors that peanut oil, sunflower seed oil, vegetable oil, and bacon grease add, disposing of such substances can be a messy job. Even worse, it can be potentially harmful to the environment if not done correctly. No matter the size of your operation, it’s important to dispose of the fats, oils, and grease (FOG) you produce responsibly.
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, Oregon Oils is pleased to offer grease recycling for small businesses where we will pay to take the grease off your hands. Our recycling program and other professional services help you dispose of your FOG in a way that benefits the environment and your small-scale kitchen. Learn more about our grease recycling program for small businesses and how it works.
How Grease Collection Works
Collection of your unwanted grease and oil is free. Businesses that participate in the program will be given a clean oil receptacle that accommodates their waste oil production. Once the receptacle is full, a team member will use a vacuum hose to transfer the oil from the tank to our truck. Businesses are compensated based on the amount yielded by their establishment’s everyday practices.
To streamline this process and make grease collection even more convenient, businesses are added to a collection route with a pickup frequency based on the size of their receptacle. On the scheduled date, we will arrive on-site and collect your grease with as little disturbance to your business as possible.
About Our Grease Recycling Program
Since 1992, it has been our mission to collect local businesses’ FOG and repurpose it into renewable, clean-burning biodiesel. A safer alternative to petroleum diesel, biodiesel is better for the environment and less hazardous to handle, as it contains a lower toxicity level. Biodiesel also has a higher performance rating than other types of traditional fuel, allowing it to be used much more efficiently.
Collected grease is transported to our plant where it will be converted into biodiesel through a chemical process called transesterification. To complete this process, alcohol is used to treat the collected oil. This adds a strong alkaline catalyst to form glycerin and methyl ester. From there, the glycerin is then filtered out and used for other purposes, leaving us with biodiesel.
Oregon Oils is proud to extend our restaurant grease recycling program to a variety of businesses, including small kitchens, to do our part for the environment.
Other Professional Services
In addition to our grease collection and recycling program, Oregon Oils offers several services geared toward your business’s grease trap or grease interceptor. Your device must be routinely cleaned and maintained for it to function as intended and keep FOG out of the city’s sewer system.
Our professional offerings include advanced grease trap cleaning and maintenance services for businesses of all sizes. Services entail a complete cleaning of your system to prevent the threat of buildup, as well as a thorough inspection of all your device’s critical components. Should our technicians find a concern within your system, they will immediately bring it to your attention and offer effective solutions.
For small businesses to participate in our recycling program, they must have an efficient grease trap installed. For those who don’t, Oregon Oils offers grease trap and interceptor installation services. Our team will set you up with a top-of-the-line system to handle all of your grease separation needs.
Choose Our Small Businesses Grease Recycling Program
If your small business wishes to dispose of its collected grease properly and be paid for it, look to the experienced team at Oregon Oils. Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, we are pleased to offer our grease collection program and other advanced services to clients of all sizes. Our offerings can help keep your kitchen operations running smoothly while helping create a cleaner environment. Contact us today for more information regarding our small business recycling program and how you can be a part of it.