Cooking Oil

Recycled via: 

  • Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC).
  • Not accepted at kerbside or local recycling points
  • Used oil is collected and taken to a processing site, where any food fragments or particles are removed along with any water contained in the oil. Both the food particles and water removed during processing are then used in a anaerobic digestion plant, so nothing is wasted. As part of this process, the used cooking oil we collect is tested and analysed to assess its quality and value.
  • The processed used oil is then taken to a state-of-the-art biorefinery. This is the largest facility of its kind in the UK solely devoted to processing used cooking oil and is one of the most advanced in the world.
  • As the cooking oil passes through, it goes through a series of refinement, reaction and separation processes which convert it into biodiesel. The process is carefully monitored at every stage to ensure that the output will exceed the stringent requirements required by regulators and produces a clean, clear, low-odour biodiesel. 
  • The biorefinery operates to the very highest environmental standards. The biodiesel it produces is made even more sustainable because the refinery has an integral anaerobic digestion plant that generates the heat and power required to run it. 

Did you know?

  • 250 million litres is how much used cooking oil the Government estimates we produce every year in the UK. That’s enough to fuel 330,000 average-sized cars.

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