Used Vegetable Oil
Save That Stuff can manage your waste vegetable oil! We supply you with clean equipment and collect the oil regularly, either monthly or as needed. We are working with a local Charlestown business to filter and clean the oil. It is then ready to be sold as heating oil or to be made into biodiesel. In the future, we hope to produce a biodiesel blend to sell to customers and also to use in our own trucks.
Used Vegetable Oil Recycling Guidelines:
- grease trap contents
- motor oils
Frequently asked questions about vegetable oil recycling:
Q: Can I include my grease trap waste with the used vegetable oil?
A: No, grease trap waste must be serviced by a grease trap cleaning company and should not be combined with the waste vegetable oil.
Q: Can I mix different types of oil together? For example, canola with soy?
Q: What type of equipment do I need to store my used vegetable oil?
A: Save That Stuff supplies our customers with clean 55 gallon drums with yellow cone top lids. If your facility generates large quantities of used vegetable oil we can work with you to install larger oil containment systems depending on the need.
Q: Do I need to call for a pick up?
A: We will schedule a monthly pick of your oil, however, if you are in need of more frequent pick-ups we can arrange to do this as well.
A little bit about used vegetable oil and biodiesel…
With minimum modifications, filtered and cleaned used vegetable oil can be used in most residential furnaces and industrial process heat and electric power generation units designed to burn No. 2 or No. 4 heating oil.
Used vegetable oil can also be made into biodiesel - which is the process of separating out the glycerin from the fat or vegetable oil leaving behind methyl esters – which is technically the “biodiesel”.
Biodiesel can be blended with petroleum diesel at any level to create a biodiesel blend. These blends can legally be used in diesel engines, home heating applications, furnaces and boilers with little or no modifications. In fact, Massachusetts is requiring all home heating fuel and diesel to achieve a B2 blend of biodiesel (2% of biodiesel) by 2010 and B5 (5% of biodiesel) by 2013*
*Massachusetts passed the Clean Energy Biofuels Act on July 28, 2008.