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Old 03-11-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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What do you do with used oil from a fryer?

I have an electric deep fryer and every couple of frys, I change the oil. Right night, I am storing in a bucket with a lid on but am curious where to dump...

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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When I am done with mine, I put it in a plastic bag and throw it in the big bin. Or I pour it out in the corner of my backyard amongst the rocks away from where my dog can get to it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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I pour mine into empty coffee cans, tape the lids tightly with duct tape, and put them in the regular trash.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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Down here there's a group of people who clean up the oil and use it to run modified Mercedes diesel engined cars.

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Old 03-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #5
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Depending on where you live you might have one of several options. There are some places which will buy the oil from you for a few cents/gallon, some charge you a few cents/gallon to take it off of your hands, some will take it for free.

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, I'm not contaminating the soil or aquafer, and they sell their used oil - so they are making money for disposing of my used oil for me. I don't know who they sell it to but used cooking oil is converted to biofuels these days.

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Old 03-12-2009, 02:29 AM   #6
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Those cars that burn used oil; it's like following Micky D dowm the street. LOL

Michael had the best answer for disposal.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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Depending on where you live you might have one of several options. There are some places which will buy the oil from you for a few cents/gallon, some charge you a few cents/gallon to take it off of your hands, some will take it for free.

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, I'm not contaminating the soil or aquafer, and they sell their used oil - so they are making money for disposing of my used oil for me. I don't know who they sell it to but used cooking oil is converted to biofuels these days.

I win, they win, mother nature wins.
Good job Michael, we all should be more responsible
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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We don't do that much deep-frying but when there's oil to dispose of I save it in a large jug and pour a little of it over our outside kitties' food, especially in the wintertime when they need more fat for fuel.

I never pour it down the drain our put it in the trash.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:01 AM   #9
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It's not a good idea to put it down the drain, or outside, where it can get into the water table. Congealed cooking grease is a major source of clogged municipal drains.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:40 AM   #10
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I don't deep fry, but any fat I have goes into the refrigerator to solidify, then into the trash.
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