The Importance of Grease Recycling
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- Created: Wednesday, 01 March 2017 22:58
The U.S produces more than 2.5 billion gallons of utilized cooking oil each year, which makes proper oil and grease disposal a major issue. There are numerous environmental benefits for restaurants, households, hospitals, and hotels to properly recycle their used cooking oil. While many people believe draining their commonly used cooking oils down a kitchen sink is a proper disposal method, they are polluting the same town or city they call home. When vegetable oil, fish oil, bacon grease, chicken fat and pork fat is not properly recycled or disposed of, it results in clogged plumbing, sewer blockage and groundwater contamination.
There are multiple environmental benefits and incentives for grease to always be recycled instead of winding up in sinks, trashcans, landfills, and sewer systems:
Reduces Costs for Cleanup Efforts. Cities are spending thousands, even millions of dollars on unclogging their sewer system annually because of improper grease disposal. Overtime, if left untreated, cooking oil can harden inside sewer systems, constricting water flow resulting in overflows of unsanitary water, foul-smelling odors, and permanent damage to sewer pipes.
It Can be Recycled into a Renewable Energy Source. Used cooking oil can serve as a renewable source of energy, giving those who frequently use the kitchen essential the opportunity to help make our country a more sustainable place to live. The same grease used for your weekend fish fry can be turned into both diesel fuel and biodiesel. This renewable energy can be used to power diesel engines in trucks, public transportation and farming equipment, and can even serve as a heating energy source in your home.
Protects the Environment from Climate Change. The use of biodiesel drastically reduces emissions of greenhouses gases, giving citizens the chance to prevent climate change from effecting their relatives of future generations. Not only is biodiesel made from used cooking oil less harmful to the environment, it is a more cost-effective way to produce biodiesel, resulting in a greater supply of a sustainable, clean burning fuel.
It Helps Both Local and National Economies. Cooking oil recycling benefits our nation’s economies in a variety of ways. First, biodiesel production is creating local jobs by helping families earn living wages. The increase of jobs and the production of biodiesel is providing our country with much needed fuel security, while keeping money in our local economies.
At Ace Grease, we work diligently to make sure companies are recycling their leftover cooking oil, ensuring cities and small towns throughout the Midwest aren’t at risk for safety and health code violations. Our mission is to keep grease, cooking oils and fats out of your sewer systems and use that grease to benefit the environment, our nation’s economy, and future sustainability in the U.S.
Do you have used cooking oil? At Ace Grease, we provide used cooking oil collection services for all sizes of businesses. Our trained service representatives are quick, clean, and courteous, and they will accommodate your schedule for pickups. Call us today at 800-473-2733 or visit us online at www.acegrease.com to begin receiving top-dollar for your used cooking oil!