RECYCLING YOUR USED FRYER OIL

 

USED COOKING OIL COLLECTION

Friendly customer service is our priority and we collect from a wide range of restaurants in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. We also collect and recycle used cooking oil generated from supermarkets, hotels, schools, churches and local businesses. We are a local company that is equipped to handle the needs of our customers. We have been operating in the Atlanta Athens area for over ten years and we collect oil from hundreds of customers. We recycle the oil generated by Whole Foods, the University of Georgia (UGA) food facilities in Athens GA. and Georgia State University!

Opening a new restaurant? Give us a call and we will provide you a container at no cost. Our containers come in a large variety of shapes and sizes and we can accommodate most situations. If we don’t have an appropriate sized bin for your situation we can build one for you! We use both metal and durable plastic resin container bins. No space for an outdoor bin? No problem, we service lots of restaurants in areas where space is limited. We use a web based data capture system to help us stay on time so our customers won’t have to call for a pickup. We strive to be there before you need us.

The capacity of a commercial restaurant deep fryer is measured in pounds of oil held. A gallon of vegetable oil weighs approximately 7.5 pounds. The majority of commercial fryers on the market can keep between 30 to 110 pounds or of cooking oil (4 to 14 gallons) with the largest commercial fryers able to hold 300 pounds or 40 gallons. If you are unsure of how to dispose of your used cooking oil please contact us and we will be glad to send a representative out for an on site consultation. Every restaurant is different and has a different frequency of changing their oil. We typically collect the used cooking oil once a month when the bin gets around 70% capacity but if you need pickups more often we will be glad to accommodate you! We will schedule our pickups to fit your needs and we will provide the containment at no cost.

Used cooking oil is a commodity generated when people change their fryer oil. Used cooking oil sometimes is referred to as yellow grease, UCO, used vegetable oil (UVO), recycled vegetable oil, or waste vegetable oil (WVO)! Restaurants use soybean, canola, or peanut oil, but many other oils are used such as sunflower, corn, palm, olive, if you fry with it we will recycle it!
Fryer oil is sometimes changed daily but can be used up to five days before being changed. If the oil is used beyond this period, food will not taste as good and the oil will need to be replaced with a fresh batch. Once the cooking oil has surpassed its usefulness to fry food the composition of the waste oil is on average about 70% used cooking oil, and the rest is water, food material, and other waste. We are proud to provide a high value use for used cooking oil. We provide our customers with a detailed statement quarterly documenting how many pounds of oil we have collected. Because we have our own solar powered biodiesel plant we also will provide a quarterly environmental impact report that details the emissions offset by converting used cooking oil into biodiesel.

Residential Oil Recycling

Putting used cooking oil in its proper place is an important issue.
Fats oil and grease (FOG) are often washed into a residential plumbing system through the kitchen sink. Used cooking oil will stick to the sides of pipes and over time can cause blockages. This practice will cause sanitary sewage over flows. A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) occurs when wastewater overflows through manholes, clean outs or broken pipes. When pipes are clogged, sewage spills can happen. Sewage spills can cause health hazards and damage to houses and businesses and costs tens of thousands of dollars to fix. FOG is the cause of most sewer line blockages.
We are working with local municipalities and counties to help reduce SSO’s by giving people a place to take used cooking oil for recycling.

We collect and recycle residential cooking oil and we have provided oil collection containers at the following sites.

Athens Clarke County Solid Waste Department
699 Hancock Industrial Way Athens Ga 30605 Residential quantities of cooking oil are accepted.
Put the spent oil in its original container or in an old milk jug and bring it to the facility.
The recycling center is open Monday –Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information call the recycling center at (706) 613-3512 or www.acc-recycle.org

Acc Landfill
5700 Lexington Rd Winterville Ga 30683 (706) 613-3508
Open: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open: Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Center for Hard to Recycle Materials CHaRM
1005 College Ave Athens Ga 30601 (706) 296-7632
Open Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

North Oconee Water Reclamation Facility (706) 613-3485
Located at the North Oconee Access rd off of College Station Rd.
150. North Oconee Access Rd. Athens, Ga 30605.

Oconee County Greensboro Highway (706) 769-2937
2001Greensboro Hwy. (at Green Ferry Rd.)
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Watkinsville Ga 30677

Oconee County Macon Hwy (706) 769 2937
2721 Macon Hwy
Watkinsville, Ga 30677
(one mile south of US441 former landfill)
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oconee County Mars Hill (706) 769-2837
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 1-5p.m.
1270 Jimmy Daniel Rd
Bogart, Ga 30622

Oconee County Butler’s Crossing (706) 769-2937
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 1-5p.m.
112 Rankin Rd
Watkinsville, Ga 30677

Oconee County Hog Mountain Rd (706) 769-2937
Hog mtn. rd & Carrither’s School Rd
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
Statham, Ga 30666

Walton County Recycling (770) 267-1421
2051 Leroy Anderson Rd.
Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Monroe Ga 30655

City of Canton (770)-704-1500
151 Elizabeth St. Canton, Ga 30114

We also work with The City of Atlanta’s Watershed Dept by recycling the oil they collect from residents.

A 1998 study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that around 9 pounds of used cooking oil are generated per person per year. Given a U.S. population of 300 million, this equates to approximately 2.7 billion pounds of used cooking oil per year. With so much used cooking oil generated each year, a vibrant market has developed to collect and recycle it. We use renewable energy to create biodiesel at our plant in Monroe, GA. Biodiesel is America’s first advanced biofuel. It is a renewable clean burning diesel replacement, registered with the U.S. Environmental Production Agency (EPA) and is legal for use at any blend level on both highway and nonroad diesel vehicles. Biodiesel is non-toxic and 100% biodegradable. Biodiesel is safer to store, handle, and clean up fuel spills. Biodiesel degrades about four times faster than petroleum diesel and reduces US dependence on imported diesel.

CONTACT US TODAY

(678) 318-1785
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