Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Waste Management

How to Dispose of Cooking Oil Wastes

Today we will be looking at how to dispose of cooking oil wastes properly. This is because after frying meat and other beverages, 30% of students, mothers, chefs, and housewives don’t know how to properly dispose of their cooking oil waste.

While some pour it down the washbasin, others pour it into a garbage can without proper care! And therefore, this oil waste ends up causing more damage to wildlife and our environment.

Are you the type of person that doesn’t know how to properly dispose of your cooking oil waste? This article discusses how you can properly dispose of your oil waste. But before that, let’s discuss the “don’ts” of oil waste disposal. 

There are various methods widely used by individuals who do not know how to properly dispose of their cooking oil waste, and these methods, are most of the “don’ts” when disposing of cooking oil waste, which is listed below:

(1) Pouring it down the washbasin

Some believe that cooking oil is liquified and will surely go down the pipes normally as water does, but unknowingly, they are causing more harm to the pipe because eventually, when it gets down the pipe, it will suddenly become solid, and will therefore block the pipe, making it hard for water to flow easily.

So, if you are the type that loves pouring cooking oil waste down the washbasin, do not pour it any longer, because there are other good ways you can properly dispose of your cooking oil waste, which I will explain later in the article.

(2) Pouring it into a garbage can without the proper method

I have seen it in several places where some people will just pour their cooking oil waste directly into the garbage can without a proper method of disposing of it, while others will pour it on the floor. 

(3) Pouring down into the toilet

Just like the washbasin, some also believe that the best way of disposing of oil waste is by pouring it down into the toilet.

But as time goes on, this practice of disposing of cooking oil waste into the toilet eventually stops, and it’s not done by most.

However, after knowing some of the “don’t” or “bad ways” of disposing of cooking oil waste, let’s discuss the best ways you can properly dispose of cooking oil waste.

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Procedure for Disposing and Reusing Cooking Oil Wastes

Are you wondering what to do with used cooking oil? Below are the procedures for disposing of or reusing used cooking oils or cooking oil wastes;

Let’s say you are done frying or cooking with your oil, and you want to dispose of it or keep it for reuse, maybe. What are the things you are going to do? 

Here, we will discuss the ways you can reuse your cooking oil and how to properly dispose of it if you are not using it anymore.

Now that you are done cooking, the first thing to do is filter all the particles from the used oil.

This can be done through the use of filters or anything similarly available for filtering.

Then, boil the cooking oil to let all the particles in it die, and later let it cool down.

After it cools down, your oil is ready for reuse. You can do so by filtering it again into a can or jug until you are ready to use it.

But if in any way, you are not reusing your cooking oil, but disposing of it, there are many ways to do so.

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How to Dispose of Cooking Oil Waste

(1) Let the oil cool down a little

Except if you want to injure yourself, you will be rushing to dispose of your oil waste immediately after usage.

Allow your oil to cool down a little before venturing into any other things.

(2) Get tissue paper and a can

While the oil cools down, try to get some tissue paper to clean the remaining oil particles, as well as a can where you will eventually pour it in after it cools down.

(3) Pour the oil into the can

After it cools down, pour the oil into the can and seal it properly in such a way that it won’t leak into the garbage can. 

(4) Get a plastic bag

Get a plastic bag where you will also throw the tissues you used while cleaning the leftover oil.

(5) Lastly, dispose it off

Lastly, dispose of both the plastic bags where used tissues are, as well as the can, where the oil is.

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Alternatively, you can also choose to recycle your used cooking oils, all you need to do is to locate any used cooking oil recycling near me/you or search for used cooking oil disposal near me/you to get started.

Once you identify any used oil recycling center closest to you, you can take your used cooking oil wastes to them for recycling for a certain amount of money which also serves as a source of income to you.

I hope this article has given you a good understanding of how you can properly dispose of cooking oil waste in a simple way, and if yes, please leave a comment below!


Benadine Nonye is an agricultural consultant and a writer with over 12 years of professional experience in the agriculture industry. - National Diploma in Agricultural Technology - Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science - Master's Degree in Science Education - PhD Student in Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy... Visit My Websites On: 1. Agric4Profits.com - Your Comprehensive Practical Agricultural Knowledge and Farmer’s Guide Website! 2. WealthinWastes.com - For Effective Environmental Management through Proper Waste Management and Recycling Practices! Join Me On: Twitter: @benadinenonye - Instagram: benadinenonye - LinkedIn: benadinenonye - YouTube: Agric4Profits TV and WealthInWastes TV - Pinterest: BenadineNonye4u - Facebook: BenadineNonye

8 thoughts on “How to Dispose of Cooking Oil Wastes

  • Anna Collins

    Thank you for warning us that pouring cooking oil down the washbasin can cause harm to the pipes since it will become solid over time and cause a blockage that will make it hard for water to flow. I recently opened a chicken restaurant, so we’ll be using cooking oil quite often for our business. I’ll be sure to remember this and speak with a waste oil disposal company to help us out with it.

    • Benadine Nonye

      Thank you so much and glad you find the article useful


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