There are several ways to recycle cooking oil, and dumping it down the drain is not one of them. Unfortunately not many people know that, but not to worry because this article will tell you how to properly and responsibly dispose of it.
What happens when oil gets into the sewage system?
Once oil gets into the sewage system, it mixes with soap and other residue to create blockages that are expensive and time-consuming to remove. At home, once oil goes down the kitchen sink, it sticks to the sides of the pipes attracting pests and other insects. What’s worst is, 1 gallon of used oil can contaminate up to 10,000 gallons of water, so it’s vital to recycle it responsibly.
When it comes to the health of the planet, every little bit helps.
Remember that you can reuse cooking oil with a bit of common sense; oil used for frying can be used to grease a cake tin, for example. Once you decide there’s no more life left to it, store it in a plastic container until full, then take it to the nearest recycling point, where it will most likely be turned into bio fuel.