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Old 10-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Used deep fry oil

How do you get rid of used deep fry oil? I have some sitting in a pot and I don't know what to do with it. I don't deep fry often. I usually filter the oil and re-use, but this doesn't smell nice. How do I throw it away? I have been told not to put it in the compost.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have a deep fryer, and when the oil requires replacing I put the used oil back in it's original container and drop it in the mixed recyclables trash container. I am pretty sure the recycle place knows who manufactures and distributes biodiesel.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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I burn it in my fire pit.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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If possible and if it's a lot, it goes back into the original container and into the trash. Since it's vegetable oil, I'm not as concerned as I would be if it were a petroleum product. If it's a smaller amount, I put used, but dried and crumpled paper towels and napkins into the container and let it soak up and into the garbage it goes.
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If possible and if it's a lot, it goes back into the original container and into the trash. Since it's vegetable oil, I'm not as concerned as I would be if it were a petroleum product. If it's a smaller amount, I put used, but dried and crumpled paper towels and napkins into the container and let it soak up and into the garbage it goes.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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I don't use paper towels or paper napkins. But I do get a lot of advertising flyers that I can fish out of the recycling bin. It's < 1 cup, so I think some crumpled newsprint is going in the pot to soak up the oil.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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1 cup would go into the woods behind my house. A turkey fryer full, I would probably drop off somewhere where it could be recycled. My guess is any fast food restaurant would have a used oil pickup and would not mind a few gallons left there.
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1 cup would go into the woods behind my house. A turkey fryer full, I would probably drop off somewhere where it could be recycled. My guess is any fast food restaurant would have a used oil pickup and would not mind a few gallons left there.
Actually, yes they would mind. It costs money in most places to pick up used fryer oil. Around here it's called "theft of services" and packs a hefty fine.
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I burn it in my fire pit.
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I use mine as "fire starter" in my woodstove. I dip crumpled newspaper in the oil and then build my fire. Sometimes I sprinkle some on the logs before igniting the fire. Helps get the fire going, especially if the wood is not quite dry.
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Actually, yes they would mind. It costs money in most places to pick up used fryer oil. Around here it's called "theft of services" and packs a hefty fine.
It's only theft of services if you don't ask and get a yes first.
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