Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Remember...Save tomorrow's cooking oil!!

November Recycling Event – Fryer Oil to Biodiesel Fuel


Mark your calendar - November 30th – Do Not Toss out Your Cooking Oil

Did you know that cooking oils can be converted into biodiesel fuels? The week of Thanksgiving -  GREEN GREASE ENVIRONMENTAL with SCARCE will be introducing a new program in 11 communities – including Carol Stream, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights and Wheaton. On Saturday November 30th the included communities will have a drop site for you to leave your used cooking oils for recycling.  A small locked dumpster style unit will be at the drop site with one of their employees to accept and dump the used oil for you. Upon completion of this event Green Grease will suck out the oils and the dumpster will be picked up.  This is the first year for this event. Their hopes are to educate residents on FOG (Fats-oils-grease) and then expand this into the communities.  Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning alternative fuel produced from any oil or fat. Here are a few facts on cooking oils and the emissions associated with diesel fuel and heating oil.

For every gallon of waste cooking oil we collect, you will be decreasing the emissions associated with diesel fuel and heating oil emissions.
  • 26% less Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • 39% less Particulate Matter (PM)
  • 100% offset in Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
There is no sulfur content in vegetable oil (A major carcinogen in diesel fuel.
Vegetable oil emissions are less harmful to the environment and less toxic to people.

For more on Green Grease Environmental:   To check for your village go to  or contact your Village Hall.

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