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Environmental Impact of Used Cooking Oil: Why It’s Important to Recycle It

Two drivers examine clipboard amid many parked commercial trucks that use biofuelsThere are several good reasons for recycling used cooking oil in your commercial kitchen. The availability of cooking oil collection and recycling with Atlantic Sitton Services helps make the process convenient for restaurants, cafeterias, and other kitchen facilities in New Jersey. Fats, oils, and grease are significant pollutants that affect both water and soil quality. Business owners and organizations can improve the operation of their kitchens and help the environment when they dispose of cooking oil through recycling.

Why Should I Recycle Used Cooking Oil?

Public health and safety are improved when commercial kitchens incorporate cooking oil recycling into their daily operations. The environmental effects of these products include:

  • Introducing harmful toxins
  • Suffocating animals and plants
  • Blocking and clogging water treatment plants
  • Polluting shorelines
  • Catching fire when ignited
  • Harming food supplies and habitats
  • Remaining in the environment for long periods

With proper recycling, these old fats, oils, and grease can be converted into liquid fuels, such as biodiesel. Burning these fuels reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere.

When commercial kitchens take advantage of free cooking oil recycling with Atlantic Sitton Services, they also ensure compliance with New Jersey food waste recycling laws regarding fats, oils, and grease.

Protect Plumbing and Sewer Pipes with Cooking Oil Recycling

Atlantic Sitton Services offers a variety of services for commercial and government customers in New Jersey that keep kitchens operating without blockages or unpleasant smells. These include Jetting, grease trap cleaning and grease tank pumping.

When fats, oils, and grease are poured down drains, they cause clogs and slow drains. These materials can also form breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and microbes that may affect the health of your customers and clients. In addition to protecting the plumbing at your operation, proper disposal of used cooking oil also prevents it from damaging municipal water treatment systems, wildlife, and soil health.

How Does Cooking Oil Recycling Work?

We make cooking oil recycling easy and convenient for commercial operations. Atlantic Sitton Services will drop off a clean, durable storage container to collect the used cooking oil so your staff can safely remove oil from the kitchen and place it in the container.

A removal schedule will be set up, and our staff will collect the used oil. The used cooking oil is converted to biofuel. We make sure the entire process is convenient for our customers, and they enjoy a smooth-running, working kitchen.

When Should Cooking Oil Be Recycled?

If the cooking oil used in your commercial kitchen starts to emit unpleasant smells or turn a dark brown color, it’s time to recycle. We provide a receptacle made to collect used cooking oil for recycling. You can avoid problems, such as insect infestations or expensive sewer lines or plumbing repairs, with the cooking oil recycling program that Atlantic Sitton Services provides.

We can help you remove dangerous grease and used oils from kitchen areas and away from plumbing. Let us provide regular pickups, tank pumping, and other services. In addition, with cooking oil recycling, you are helping to create environmentally friendly, useful fuel products that reduce your carbon footprint.

Let Us Help You Recycle Used Cooking Oil in New Jersey

Atlantic Sitton Services provides cooking oil recycling for commercial and government operations throughout New Jersey. Contact us today.

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