Used Cooking Oil Facts
Most people know that cooking with oil and grease is not particularly good for the human body. However, you may not realize that improper disposal of the fats from our cooking is bad for the environment as well.
Tossing what seems to be a little bit of kitchen waste in the trash or down the drain can harm wildlife and wreak havoc on local sewage systems.
Cooking Oil Facts
- Waste oil turned into biodiesel may produce 87 percent less emissions than regular diesel
- Biodiesel is recognized by every industry and government entity, including the EPA and the US Department of Transportation
- Biodiesel is made by modifying the chemical structure of natural vegetable and animal oils
- Biodiesel burns significantly cleaner then diesel fuel and is nearly carbon neutral and biodiesel is non-toxic
- Biodiesel has much higher lubricity than diesel fuel resulting in longer engine life and cleaner fuel injection components
- Your recycled oil has to go through a chemical process called transesterification before it can become biodiesel. So don’t start pouring cooking oil straight into your gas tank!
- You can recycle cooking oil and motor oil, but never mix them! They are different substances which go through different recycling processes. Mixing results in the inability to recycle either one.
- Cooking oil and kitchen grease in our plumbing is the number one cause of stopped up sewer pipes