Here at Cater Oils we are a fully registered used cooking oil waste handler, continue reading to understand how to dispose of cooking oil in the UK safely, legally and in an environmentally friendly way.
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By pouring used cooking oils down the sink and your drains it can end up in rivers, lakes and streams which can have huge impacts on wildlife and the environment.
If you have a larger amount of cooking oil, we can collect it for FREE (minimum quantities apply), however this service is primarily aimed at the food industry rather than domestic customers (household oil waste is generally very low volume).
Incorrect storage of used cooking oils on your premises can cause bad smells and contravene food hygiene standards.
With regards to the disposal and collection of used cooking oils, it is the producer of the waste cooking oil’s responsibility to find and use a Environment Agency Registered waste cooking oil disposal company. This is a legal requirement and must be adhered to.
Once you have found a reputable waste carrier they are legally required to provide you with a “waste transfer note” to help track and trace waste oil from the company producing the waste through to the companies recycling that waste.
Staying Legal – As discussed previously, as a business you simply cannot afford to flaunt the rules when it comes to disposing of your used cooking oils. Businesses have a legal requirement to dispose of them correctly, and if they can be recycled then that is a bonus.
Biofuels – Used cooking oils can be recycled into biofuels such as biodiesel. For every litre of used cooking oil we collect 1 litre of biodiesel can be produced. These are alternatives to traditional fossil fuel diesel. In Fact the original design of the Diesel engine was intended to run on recycled cooking oil…
The Environment – The impact of burning and depleting our supplies of fossil fuels has been well documented over the years, by recycling used cooking oils into fuel we are helping to build a sustainable energy source, for further information on the environmental impacts associated with recycling food waste in general please visit The Association For Renewable Energy and Clean Technology website
Step 2 – Our friendly team will contact you to arrange the collection of your used cooking oil to suit you.
Step 3 – We will come to your premises and safely collect your waste oils, whether they are stored in 20L Cans, 60L – 200L Barrels, 1000L IBCs or Bulk Storage Tanks.
Step 4 – Once we have safely collected your oil we will issue you with a “Waste Transfer Note”, making sure your legal requirements are met.
Step 5 – We will arrange for the used cooking oils to be recycled into BioDiesel by the UK’s leading BioFuel recycling companies, ensuring together we are fulfilling our environmental responsibility