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December 31st, 2019 |  Blog

Expanding on Tailpipe Emissions for Biodiesel >

As the world becomes more educated on the environmental impact of the choices we make every day, it’s important to look for ways to make positive changes wherever possible. For some, that might be avoiding single-use plastics or committing to making more sustainable choices for workplace purchases. More and more people are also turning to alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as biodiesel, for their personal and commercial vehicles. If you’re considering making the move to a cleaner fuel source, SeQuential offers everything you need to know about biodiesel emissions, production, and more.

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What to Do in the Event of Cooking Oil Spills >

If you run a business or work in a kitchen where you frequently use cooking oil, you may have encountered a cooking oil spill, or maybe you’ve been wondering if you’re correctly handling the spills that do occur. Accidents happen, but the resulting cleanup doesn’t need to be a dangerous, hassle-filled endeavor. At SeQuential, we handle used cooking oil every day. Here are our top tips for cleaning up a spill.

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In the Event of Stubborn Grease Trap Odors >

If you have a commercial kitchen, you know what a pain grease trap odors can be, especially if they are stubborn or particularly powerful. Fortunately, there are solutions, such as a regular grease trap cleaning by the professional technicians at SeQuential. Check out this handy guide to preventing grease trap odors.

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December 28th, 2019 |  Blog

Non-Usable Byproducts in Used Cooking Oil >

Used cooking oil from offers an incredible source for creating low carbon biodiesel fuel. This type of fuel helps create a greener planet and a more robust local economy. SeQuential provides restaurants and other businesses with all of the tools necessary to collect their used oil for recycling. In order to make SeQuential biodiesel l, the used cooking oil needs to be free of unusable byproducts. We have compiled a helpful list of things to look out for so you can recycle the most usable, clean cooking oil possible.

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December 19th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

How Used Cooking Oil Collection Benefits Your Carbon Footprint >

If you operate a commercial kitchen, you probably dispose of a lot of used cooking oil. Did you know you can help turn it into something good instead of putting it down the drain? Recycling cooking oil does not need to be a struggle. At SeQuential we provide you with a free receptacle to collect your used cooking oil. We then work with you to customize a collection schedule that works for your business’ needs. After we collect your used oil, we convert it locally into sustainable, low carbon biodiesel. There are amazing pros to used cooking oil conservation, like significantly reducing waste, which helps the environment.

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December 12th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Problems That May Occur With Your Used Cooking Oil Container >

Getting a used cooking oil container and starting the process of recycling your used cooking oil can be very exciting. Maybe you’ve been looking for a better way to dispose of your oil for a long time, or maybe you’ve wanted to reduce your carbon footprint. There is no wrong reason to get started recycling your cooking oil. SeQuential works hard to make the process as effortless as possible for our customers, and to help best prepare you to use your container, we have compiled a list of problems you might encounter and how to easily avoid them.

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December 5th, 2019 |  Blog

Fire Risks of Improper Cooking Oil Disposal >

One of the most important parts of running a successful kitchen is safety. SeQuential was started in the back of a restaurant, so we know how important it is to you and your business that your customers and employees stay safe. It’s also important that your building remains secure, even when you’re not present. One of the biggest risks posed to any commercial kitchen is fire, and one of the main causes of fires in kitchens is cooking oil that hasn’t been properly disposed of. Fortunately, reducing the risk of fire can easily be achieved by properly maintaining your grease trap and adhering to best practices when disposing of your used oil. Here is a quick overview of how improper disposal leads to fires and what you can do to prevent them.

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November 30th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Getting Used Cooking Oil Out during a Restaurant’s Peak Hours >

Every successful restaurant needs all hands on deck to meet customer demands during the busiest times of the day. When the lunch hour or dinner rush hits, it’s difficult to find time to properly dispose of used cooking oil. However, with a few smart strategies, you can make the process run smoothly and quickly, so it’s possible to efficiently serve customers and meet your sustainability goals for oil recycling. Browse these tips from SeQuential to learn more about removing used cooking oil from restaurants during your busiest times.

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November 23rd, 2019 |  Blog and Grease Traps

Clean Or Replace? What To Consider For Your Grease Trap >

The grease trap is the commercial kitchen’s unsung hero. Placed out of sight beneath the sink, it does one of the most important jobs in your facility as it keeps harmful substances from entering the sewage system and prevents costly damage to your plumbing. Regular cleaning promotes lasting use, but eventually, you’ll need to replace this essential kitchen component. When is it the right time? SeQuential can explain when grease trap services are needed and when it’s time for a replacement.

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November 1st, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Transferring Used Cooking Oil from Your Fryer to Your Collection Bin >

Used cooking oil recycling is one of the best choices you can make for your business and one that benefits the environment and local community as well. Now that you’ve committed to this sustainable practice, it’s important to follow safety and hygiene procedures for used cooking oil collection at your restaurant or foodservice facility. This is especially relevant when transferring used oil from your kitchen to the collection container. To institute best practices in your kitchen, check out a few tips from SeQuential.

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October 31st, 2019 |  Blog

Fatbergs: The Worst-Case Scenario of Improper Grease Disposal >

Properly disposing of used cooking oil is an important responsibility of any restaurant or business. Not paying attention to how you get rid of your used oil could not only cause you severe financial and logistical headaches but also affect the wider community. In recent years, fatbergs have been discovered lurking in sewer systems underneath metropolitan areas. They are caused by the poor cooking oil recycling habits of the cities’ residents. Familiarize yourself with what fatbergs are and how to prevent them with this guide from SeQuential.

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October 22nd, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Common Problems of Used Cooking Oil Storage >

If you’re running a kitchen in a restaurant or business and want to help reduce your environmental impact by reusing cooking oil, finding where to store it is essential. However, depending on the kitchen, used cooking oil storage can involve some complications that can seem to make it difficult to reach your goal of increased sustainability. SeQuential is here so you can be prepared to find potential solutions to keep your kitchen running efficiently and sustainably.

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October 15th, 2019 |  Blog and Recycle Home Cooking Oil

Recycling Used Cooking Oil in Limited Space >

Deciding to recycle your used cooking oil is an admirable choice that will help your local community and environment. If the kitchen you work in is small, you may struggle to find places to store your oil. Instead of giving up on used cooking oil recycling, SeQuential has put together some tips for you to keep in mind when thinking of places to store your used oil. By following these ideas, you should be able to free up space while achieving your environmental goals.

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October 8th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

How Cooking Oil Disposal Can Help Encourage Other Sustainability Practices in the Kitchen >

One of the best ways to make your kitchen green is by recycling your used cooking oil. Being sustainable is contagious, and can lead you to adopt more environmental practices that will help you reduce your waste and create more value for your community. SeQuential has outlined next steps you can take in your kitchen to reduce your environmental footprint.

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September 27th, 2019 |  Restaurant Used Oil

Factors That Determine Cooking Oil Use in Your Business or Facility >

Many types of food businesses use cooking oil, but the amount that is produced depends on several different factors. If your commercial kitchen participates in a used cooking oil recycling program, knowing how much oil you produce is helpful so you can schedule pickups at the correct time and not let your container fill up too quickly. In order to accurately determine how much cooking oil READ MORE


September 17th, 2019 |  Grease Traps and Health risks of FOG

Top Benefits of a Grease Trap for a Business >

The grease trap isn’t the most glamorous part of a commercial kitchen. Often hidden beneath the sinks or outside underground, it stays out of sight and doesn’t draw much attention. Despite this low profile, the grease trap is one of the most important parts of your business – and when improperly maintained, it can cause major headaches. In the dark about grease traps? SeQuential explains their function and benefits so you can make the most of this hardworking kitchen component.

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September 10th, 2019 |  Biodiesel, Biodiesel Sustainability, and Restaurant Used Oil

What Recycling Used Cooking Oil Does For Your Restaurant >

There’s no shortage of cooking oil in most restaurant kitchens, where it’s used for everything from the deep fryer to sauté pans. Figuring out what to do with the oil after you use it can be a difficult problem to solve, but there is a simple solution. Restaurants that participate in a recycling program for their used cooking oil receive a host of benefits that extend from their business to the health of the environment. READ MORE


September 3rd, 2019 |  Recycle Home Cooking Oil, Recycle Used Cooking Oil, and Used Cooking Oil

Do You Use Enough Cooking Oil to Be Worth Recycling? >

Recycling used cooking oil is an important process, and it offers several benefits. From keeping this potentially damaging substance out of your pipes to protecting the environment, you can feel good about recycling. But while it’s easy to see why cooking oil recycling pays off for large commercial kitchens, stadiums, and foodservice businesses, how do you know if you should recycle the used cooking oil from your kitchen as well? READ MORE


August 31st, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Cooking Oil Container Integrity Checklist >

If you’ve already decided to recycle used cooking oil in your commercial food prep facility, you’ve made the smart choice. It also means you’ll need to designate a container for collecting and storing used cooking oil during daily operations. For safety and efficiency, it’s important to keep that container in good condition and avoid leaks, spills, and other issues. SeQuential offers a simple checklist to help prevent used cooking oil container leaks and ensure your storage container delivers reliable use day after day.

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August 24th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Wear and Tear on Pipes: Improper Disposal of Used Cooking Oil >

Proper disposal of cooking oil should be a top priority in any restaurant, commercial kitchen or food prep facility. But when the dinner rush hits or workers are busier than usual, taking those extra steps to dispose of oil the right way might seem like more trouble than it’s worth. However, anyone who’s ever experienced the serious damage oil can cause to plumbing will tell you that cutting corners this way will only bring more trouble in the future. Learn more about the dangers of improper cooking oil disposal to get on the right track with used oil management today.

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August 17th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

Vegetable or Olive: Does it Matter in Used Cooking Oil? >

Commercial kitchens use a variety of oils to prepare the meals customers crave, but few are more popular than vegetable and olive oil. Cooks know both oils have unique properties that make them the best choice for various dishes, but how do those differences play out when it comes to recycling? If you’re curious about how the type of oil you use affects the recycling process, SeQuential explains everything you need to know about the differences in used vegetable oil and used olive oil.

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August 10th, 2019 |  Blog and Used Cooking Oil

A Brief History of Used Cooking Oil Recycling >

To turn used cooking oil into high-performance biodiesel, companies like SeQuential use cutting-edge technologies and advanced science. But if you think that’s where the story begins, think again. While this practice is more popular than ever, it actually dates back as far as the late 19th century. If you’d like to learn more about the history of used cooking oil recycling, SeQuential covers everything you need to know in this quick review.

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June 25th, 2019 |  Biodiesel Sustainability, Blog, and Restaurant Used Oil

Why Customers Appreciate It When You Recycle Cooking Oil >

A lot of thought goes into your customers’ choice to do business with you. Whether you’re an event facility with a small kitchen, or part of a national fast food chain, they’ll be more likely to be loyal to your brand if they know you’re striving to be more sustainable. Recycling your used cooking oil is an easy way to begin adopting more sustainable business practices. Here’s a look at how doing so with SeQuential will enhance your clientele’s appreciation for your company. READ MORE


June 18th, 2019 |  Blog, Recycle Used Cooking Oil, and Restaurant Used Oil

Who should use a cooking oil recycling service? >

No matter where your business is located, there are strict regulations regarding the proper disposal of used cooking oil. To ensure our clients never face the consequences of incorrectly disposing their cooking oil, SeQuential offers a complimentary commercial cooking oil recycling program available across the West Coast. READ MORE


June 11th, 2019 |  Blog and Health risks of FOG

Environmental Risks of Fryer Oil >

We all have a responsibility to properly dispose of our used cooking oil. For food service establishments with fryers – who produce large amounts of used cooking oil – the responsibility is even greater. Here’s a look at the environmental risks from improper fryer oil disposal and how partnering with SeQuential can keep you in compliance. READ MORE


June 4th, 2019 |  Blog, Recycle Home Cooking Oil, and Used Oil Collection

While You’re at It: Your Empty Cooking Oil Bottles >

After our clients recycle their used cooking oil at one of our drop-off locations, one of the most commonly asked questions we receive is what to do with their empty cooking oil bottles. Recycling these containers is just as important as recycling your cooking oil, but you can’t just simply toss them into the recycling bin. You can safely recycle them by following SeQuential’s steps for cooking oil bottle recycling. READ MORE


May 23rd, 2019 |  Blog, Recycle Used Cooking Oil, and Used Oil Collection

Educating Your Employees about Cooking Oil Disposal >

As a restaurant owner, you’re well aware of the regulations surrounding the proper disposal of used cooking oil. But getting your employees to have the same understanding can sometimes be a challenge, especially in a fast-paced environment. Below are the best practices to share with your employees to help ensure your used cooking oil disposal goes smoothly and abides by the law. READ MORE


May 16th, 2019 |  Blog, Recycle Used Cooking Oil, and Restaurant Used Oil

Safe Handling of Fryer Grease >

Before you can recycle or properly dispose of your used fryer grease, you must first remove it from your fryers. With over a decade of experience in assisting restaurants and other establishments in oil collection, SeQuential understands how to ensure grease safety for your employees and customers. Read on to learn how to best handle used fryer grease prior to recycling. READ MORE


May 9th, 2019 |  Blog, Restaurant Used Oil, and Used Cooking Oil

Cooking Oil Collection Courtesies >

As a restaurant owner, you may be looking for better ways to properly dispose of your used cooking oil. Since your time is valuable, SeQuential offers cooking oil collection and recycling services that save you the hassle, so you can continue to fry away. We offer fee-free pickup services for businesses up and down the West Coast. To learn more, contact SeQuential today. READ MORE


May 2nd, 2019 |  Blog, Recycle Used Cooking Oil, and Used Oil Collection

Doing It Yourself: Driving Your Oil to Your Nearest Location >

Your favorite fried meal was a complete success, but now you’re faced with the task of properly disposing of the used cooking oil. Dumping oil down the drain can cause many costly problems and tossing it in the trash causes havoc on the environment. As someone who cares about the environment, you wouldn’t dare dump it down your drain READ MORE