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Old 02-03-2008, 01:15 PM   #11
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we freeze it

We freeze it in our freezer in a plastic container,and do not pour it down any drain anywhere....we put it out in the garrbage with everything else..
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:16 PM   #12
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well if you put it in a jar (and it has a metal lid) then pop a hole in the lid with a nail, and drop a cotton weave cord through it, they make Great candles :)

you can cut it with paraffin (kerosene) and use it a BBQ lighter fuel too.

if it`s Solid fat, mix it with oats and seeds when hot and cast it in used Chinese take-away foil trays and feed the bird with it in winter.

it you have any Phenol add some of that and cut it with kerosene, use it a wood waterproofing.

there`s Loads of things you can do with this stuff :D
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:15 PM   #13
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I keep a 1-gallon plastic milk jug under the sink ... pour used oil into it ... when full I take it to a fast food joint down the street and leave it by the used oil tank they have outside their back door. I'm not pouring it down the sink, not adding to the landfill, and they sell their used oil - so they are making money for disposing of my used oil for me.

I win, they win, mother nature wins.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:31 PM   #14
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I keep a 1-gallon plastic milk jug under the sink ... pour used oil into it ... when full I take it to a fast food joint down the street and leave it by the used oil tank they have outside their back door. I'm not pouring it down the sink, not adding to the landfill, and they sell their used oil - so they are making money for disposing of my used oil for me.

I win, they win, mother nature wins.
Curious, who do they sell it to and for what? I like the ideas I see in this thread for proper removal of cooking oil.... this should go in the green thread???
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:01 AM   #15
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I don't know who they sell it to sattie - but used cooking oil is converted to biofuels these days.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:04 AM   #16
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We strain ours for re-use, and when it can't be re-used it is jarred up and taken to a recycling facility near here. I have no idea what they do with it, but they do take it. We also pay about $3.50 for a 500ml bottle of EVOO at ALDI, works fine for us and tastes good as well. I do not deep fry in it, just use it to coat the bottom of the pan with. I use peanut oil for that but since we don't fry much at all anymore I haven't bought any lately. Right now I just have EVOO and Canola oil in the house.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:04 AM   #17
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Our city says not to pour it down the drain because it will eventually end up in the Gulf. I save plastic containers and jars to throw it in the trash. I only deep fry about once a year or less.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:14 AM   #18
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I used to re-use it but I fry so little that I decided stuff tastes better with fresh. I buy oil for frying and cooking (canola) in the giant Sam's club gallons and save the empties for used oil.
As far as disposal, we give it to a guy up the road that has a used oil furnace in his pole barn. My husband owns a semi, so with his oil changes we end up with alot, very often. We are looking into getting a similar furnace in our pole barn, but then we will lose our used oil for black dirt trade :)
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:38 AM   #19
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I don't know who they sell it to sattie - but used cooking oil is converted to biofuels these days.
Thanks Michael.... that sounds like a great idea... just need to find me someone that will do that!
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:42 AM   #20
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i HAVE COUPLE OF BIG JOGS SEATING IN THE GARAGE FOR FEW YEARS NOW, COULDN'T DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. nOW i'M GOING TO GO AND ASK LOCAL FAST FOOD PLACE IF I CAN DROP THEM OFF, THANKS mICHAEL..


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