Croydon Council to collect waste cooking oil

8:50am Saturday 8th August 2009

Businesses no longer need to worry about how to dispose of their unwanted used cooking oil with the introduction of a new collection service.

Croydon Council is working with Proper Oils to offer Croydon businesses a free cooking oil collection service.

Established in 2007, Proper Oils now collects from more than 1,000 organisations across London and the South East, turning unwanted cooking oil into the highest quality biodiesel which is then supplied back to local organisations.

Croydon’s free environmental business support programme Envibe encourages businesses to dispose of waste in a responsible manner, recycling wherever it is possible.

When oil is poured down sinks or drains it can cause blockages, leading to flooding and makes waste water treat ments more costly.

Depending on current oil use and disposal arrangements, this service can save businesses up to £200 per year, simply by having the used cooking oil collected for free.

Also the conversion to biodiesel is the most environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used oil – so businesses can save money and care for the environment at the same time.

Following a successful trial period in the town centre, all businesses are invited to take up the service. Lots of businesses are already involved and many people are showing interest.

To arrange your free collection or to find out more, call Proper Oils directly on 0845 470 8091 or email free collections@properoils.co.uk

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