Used Cooking Oil Collection | Grease Collectors in Los Angeles

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In Los Angeles, used cooking oil, also known as UCOs are considered as toxic/hazardous waste that needs to be handled with responsibility. The way you deal with your used cooking oil, not only affects the business’ internal operations but also affects the impression of your establishment on the customers.

According to the World Cities Culture Forum, there are more than 30800 restaurants in Los Angeles which are serving food day and night to their millions of customers. Used cooking oils are a by-product of these busy restaurants that commercial kitchen owners often find difficult to deal with.

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Recycle Used Cooking Oils with The Grease Company

The Grease Company is a licensed plumbing company in southern California. Our specialized services are grease trap cleaning, grease interceptor cleaning, grease trap repair, grease interceptor repair, grease trap replacement, hydro jetting, and Used Cooking Oil Collection. 

We’re a licensed IKG Hauler and have been providing restaurant oil removal and recycling service in Los Angeles and other busy cities for years. We are reliable, and trusted by thousands of restaurants throughout the state. 

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Used cooking oil collection | Best practices

According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), restaurants, cafeterias and other types of businesses in the food and beverage industry produce at least 3 billions of gallons of used cooking oil every year in the USA. These massive amounts of waste cooking oils can cause damage to the water supply system, damage the environment and even threaten natural habitats of many species.

To avoid damage to the establishment and to protect the environment from going rancid, it is the sole responsibility of a restaurant owner in Los Angeles, California to follow the best practices of used cooking oil collection, recycling and disposal.

Here’s a list of some of those activities:

  1. It is important to always maintain a sealed facility to pour and collect waste cooking oils. There are different types of storage containers available in the market. If you don’t know which option may suit your needs the best, call us for free guidance. If you sign up with our used cooking oil collection and recycling program, we shall provide you with a storage container that will fit your needs completely free of cost.
  2. Try as best as possible to avoid any grease spilling, and make sure to wipe your pan, fryer or grease trap with a paper towel before you wash them with water.
  3. Contact a licensed IKG Hauler or restaurant used oil collector for UCO collection and recycling. Be sure to ensure that the company you choose is licensed and experienced in handling hazardous used oils. 

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Some of the worst practices

As a licensed used oil collection, restaurant oil removal, recycling and disposal service provider, we often find our customers in sticky situations because of some irresponsible act they have committed. As a result, either they had clogged the plumbing system of their own establishment or had been penalized by the municipality. Here are some of those worst practices you should avoid : 

Never put waste cooking oil in the dumpster: Cooking oils after being used for once becomes rancid and develop molecules that are dangerous for both human health and the environment. Therefore, you should never treat used cooking oil as other junk. According to the regulations of CDFA (California Department of Food and Agriculture), UCOs have to be dealt with in a proper manner, and handed over to a licensed UCO Collector periodically.

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Do not hand over used cooking oil to an unauthorized collector: As mentioned previously, UCOs have to be handed over ONLY TO A LICENSED OIL COLLECTOR. It is also the responsibility of the establishment owner to ensure that his deep fryer oils are getting disposed of in the RIGHT WAY. Failing to do so will result in a penalty.

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Do not pour your used cooking oil into your kitchen sink. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a clogged drain and may as well face citations from the municipality.