Some of the tastiest things are made with cooking oil – bacon, French fries, steak and even fish. But in as much as cooking oil is an essential ingredient of some of the most delicious cuisines on earth, disposing it is always a tricky affair. So how do you go about it? Here’s how:
Let it cool
Don’t ever pour sizzling cooling oil into the drain. This is not only dangerous for you but also for the drain. It will freeze as soon as it comes in contact with cold dirty water on the drain. Before you know it, the drain will be clogged.
Pour the oil into a container
Don’t throw away the oil. You can always recycle or even re-use it. Get a plastic or even a glass container and pour it in the container. Do this every time you cook until the container is full. Then find the best way to dispose the oil.
Most local authorities request for used cooking oil donations. They keep in touch with big eateries and hotels and request for donations. With that in mind, find out if a local hotel has arrangements with your local authority to supply them with used cooking oil for purposes of recycling.
Feed it to your livestock
If you have chicken, goose or duck, mix the cooking oil with stable bread, grains and other treats. These birds will feed on just about anything. If you don’t keep them, take it to a farmer. Keep in mind too that used cooking oil can be used to make fortified dairy meal and dog food.
Contact a service provider
There are several waste oil disposal companies these days. Some will even offer to buy your used cooking oil. All you need to do is flip through your local yellow pages or classifieds and find one you can rely on.