Can you recycle cooking oil?


Yes, you can!
Separate waste stream required


How to recycle cooking oil at home

How to recycle cooking oil

No, cooking oil is not widely recyclable at home. Cooking oil should not be poured down your drain as it can cause blockage. Small amounts can be placed into your food waste bin, or dropped off at a collection point.

  1. Do not pour cooking oil in any of your domestic waste bins.
  2. Small amounts of cooking oil can go into your food waste bin at home.
  3. Large amounts of cooking oil can either be thrown in your general waste bin, or taken to a collection centre for repurposing.

How to recycle cooking oil for your business

  1. Cooking oil is kept in isolation by your waste management team. It would have its own separate waste stream.
  2. Our partners collect your containers, transferring it to the refinery.
  3. Your oil is transformed into a renewable source of energy or repurposed back into being a cooking oil.
  4. Our innovative process turns your organisation’s used oil into biodiesel, a renewable energy source that produces over 80% less greenhouse gas emissions than mineral diesel. We use this biodiesel to power the vans that collect your oil.
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  • Place used cooking oil in an isolated container
  • Try to remove as much food or contamination as possible
  • Bywaters can accept:
    • Cooking Oil
    • Grease
    • Butter and Margarine
    • Lard
    • Vegetable oil
    • Ghee

Do not

  • Do not keep cooking oil exposed to oxygen
  • Do not put hot cooking oil down your drain or in any bin

The Cooking Oil Recycling Process

Your cooking oil is collected by our Euro 6 fleet

Bins are either replaced or cleaned to maintain hygiene

Your oil is transported to a partner facility

It is then processed through the facility

The cooking oil is then turned into biodiesel

The Hazardous Waste Recycling Process

We provide safe and secure hazardous waste containers

Your hazardous waste is collected by environmentally-friendly vehicles

Some waste types, like oils, can be recycled into fuels

Other streams are sent to energy from waste facilities for recovery

Energy recovered from your waste is fed back into the National Grid

Facts about cooking oil

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