Cooking Oil Recycling
Used cooking oil dumped down the drain can clog pipes, cause sewer overflows and pose risks to fish and wildlife. It can also lead to expensive maintenance costs for households and public utilities.
On the positive side, used cooking oil has value as a recycled commodity and it is easy to collect. A growing number of companies in North Carolina collect used cooking oil and make it into biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel has fewer emissions than regular diesel, is made from renewable resources and reduces our dependence on foreign oil. Visit our links to find out more about recycling used cooking oil.
Information for North Carolina Counties and Municipalities
Operating a public used cooking oil collection program is easy and can produce revenue for North Carolina counties and municipalities. Used cooking oil collection companies, including the growing number of in-state biodiesel producers, will provide free containers, service those containers at no cost, and pay communities for the collected oil.
House Bill 512: An Act to amend the Laws Governing Rendering Plants and Operations, to Require Certification of Grease Ownership by Collectors of Waste Kitchen Grease, and to Create Criminal Penalties Related to Waste Kitchen Grease.
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N.C. Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service • Mailing Address: 1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639 • Physical Address: 217 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 • Toll Free: (877) 623-6748