We are living in an age where the environment and the ozone require much care. If we don’t take care of our planet now, there may be very little that we can do to fix it later. One of the areas where people lack in is that of properly disposing of used cooking oil.
I’ve seen that many people, from individuals to restaurants, find it difficult to correctly dispose of their used oil. They just toss it down the drain or in the garden. This is not ideal because it can have adverse effects of the organisms living in the garden and it could cause drain blockages which can be unhygienic. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you get rid of your used sunflower oil in a healthy and hygienic manner. It’s important to your health and the health of the eco-system.
There are a number of ways that you can find a used oil collector. These are the people or companies that have the infrastructure to collect and dispose of the oil in a safe manner. Firstly, you can find out from other restaurants who they use to collect the oil. Usually large restaurants contract oil collectors to collect from them on a daily or weekly basis, depending on their volume of used oil. You could contact the local municipality and request a list of used oil collectors. Google, of course, is one of the main methods to find what you’re looking for. So it is also good place to look for reputable collectors. If they have a website, you could find out even more about how they do it or you can contact them directly to find out more about the process.
These type of companies will usually collect the used frying oil from you and take it back to their premises where they will bottle it for recycling purposes or dispose of it in an eco-friendly manner. The used cooking oil could be used as biodiesel or in the chemical industry. It is very important that you do check the credibility of the collector as some of them may not be reputable. Used oil can be a harmful substance and incorrect disposal can be detrimental to certain eco systems and to people. Find out if they have a certificate that verifies them to be used oil collectors and that the oil is not recycled back into the human food chain.
There are many ways to dispose of used oil, but it’s best to get in touch with a reputable company that can do so.