UK cooking oil collection service launches

Oleo Recycling has announced the UK roll-out of its collection and disposal service for used cooking oil and fats.

The company, which is part of the Saria group, said that the service will be delivered with immediate effect and will be arranged “in frequency” to suit individual business requirements.

The company said that customers will “benefit from a hassle-free, hygienic process” (picture: shutterstock)

The service will work in partnership with sister companies ReFood and ecoMotion to collect the cooking oil, which the company said will either be recycled or used in the production of “high-quality” biodiesel.

Oleo confirmed that this is a charged for service and costs depends on the volume being collected and the type of oil used. The company also said that used cooking oil has a value, which also depends on the volumes collected.

It added that invariably, the waste producer receives either a rebate or a free-of-charge collection service.

Oleo Recycling said that the collection service should keep cooking oil out of drains and sewers which will see “significant environmental and sustainability benefits”.

The UK will be the seventh country in the company’s network to receive the collection service.

‘Sustainable solution’

Andy Smith, UK chief executive officer at Saria said: “Every year in the UK, the hospitality sector creates more than 100,000 tonnes of used cooking oils and fats. With the risk of large fines for improper disposal, it is essential to partner with an experienced collection and recycling specialist.

“Oleo Recycling provides a safe, sustainable solution to help businesses dispose of their used cooking oil”

Andy Smith, UK chief executive of Saria

“Oleo Recycling provides a safe, sustainable solution to help businesses dispose of their used cooking oil through a licensed, compliant and traceable process. The UK will be the seventh country to join our extensive collection network, alongside Germany, Denmark, France, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands.

“With significant expertise and unrivalled coverage, we aim to provide a fresh new alternative for businesses nationwide. We truly appreciate the value in used frying oils and cooking fats – for us, sustainability is so much more than just a strapline.”

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