If you run a busy restaurant, you will be left with a large amount of used cooking oil at the end of the night. Used cooking oil is a byproduct of running an eatery, yet it is something that most owners and employees seldom think about. The way you choose to dispose of your used cooking oil can impact the way customers view your restaurant, as well as your bottom line, and the environment.
In restaurants everywhere, cooking oil is used to prepare a wide variety of foods, from french fries to chicken wings to onion rings. But what happens to the leftover cooking oil and grease after all the meals for the night have been served? In the past, managers would instruct their team to wash the leftover grease down the drain with hot water, or they’d let it solidify before throwing it in the trash. But today, washing used cooking oil down the drain is known to have drastic negative consequences for the environment. In many cases this practice might also be illegal.
Running a restaurant is hard work. With inventory to order, employees to manage, and customers to please, you still need to know when to change your cooking oil and how to properly dispose of it. At SeQuential, we specialize in collecting used cooking oil and turning it into ultra-low carbon biodiesel, which allows us to provide clean fuel for communities throughout the West Coast. What’s more, our grease trap maintenance and used cooking oil recycling services help make life a lot easier for restaurant owners. If you are wondering how often you should change your cooking oil or what to do with it, we are here to help.
Every restaurant is required to install a grease trap. Its job is to filter grease out of wastewater and prevent it from entering public sewer systems, which can cause massive damage. Simply owning a grease trap, however, isn’t enough. If you run a restaurant, cafeteria, or another establishment that requires a grease trap, you are also responsible for keeping it clean and operational. Here, SeQuential touches on a few reasons why grease trap maintenance is so important.
It’s easy to assume that once you cook with vegetable oil, it will no longer be useful, and it’s best to properly dispose of it. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether you’re a home chef or run a commercial kitchen, your used vegetable oil is actually an important resource that can be transformed into SeQuential’s biodiesel, an environmentally friendly alternative to standard diesel. Here, we explain how our biodiesel from used cooking oil comes to fruition and how West Coast cooks and businesses can contribute to the cause.
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Whether you’re an at-home chef or the owner of a restaurant, frying up a delicious dish always means you’ll have to deal with the leftover oil and grease after the meal is served. Many people understand the importance of proper disposal. Illegally pouring used cooking oil or grease down the drain can lead to unpleasant odors, clogged plumbing, and costly fines and repairs, among other consequences. But why it is important to recycle cooking grease and oil instead? SeQuential explains.
If your business has a commercial kitchen, did you know you can contribute to the biodiesel industry? It might sound a bit backward but used cooking oil and fryer grease can actually be transformed into a local eco-friendly fuel that serves as a viable alternative to petroleum diesel. With so many establishments across the country with kitchens, used cooking oil can be found virtually anywhere, and business owners are now learning about ways to put their used fryer oil up for sale.
Grease traps are an essential feature in all restaurants, but that doesn’t mean they’re convenient. Dealing with a trap yourself is a messy process that might seem like a distraction from everything else you need to accomplish. But it’s necessary. Not only do state and local regulations require cleaning, but failure to do so can lead to some unpleasant consequences. Here, learn from SeQuential why regular restaurant grease trap cleaning is so important.
Did you know your used vegetable oil can be processed into an eco-friendly alternative fuel? The process is relatively simple – but first, it needs to be filtered. Waste oil is full of contaminants, from scraps of food to water and even floating chemicals. Find out from SeQuential how we filter vegetable oil for biodiesel.
Running a commercial kitchen is difficult. There are dozens of things to keep track of every day, from ingredients and supplies to profits and waste. Luckily, there are partner companies out there that can help you simplify your tasks. Companies like, SeQuential make disposing of your kitchen’s used cooking oil and grease easy and stress free. Here, we explain how to handle commercial kitchen grease removal with no cost or effort.
Disposing of waste cooking oil is an eternal struggle for commercial and home chefs everywhere. It’s one of the most unpleasant kinds of food waste to deal with, and dumping it unwisely can have some disastrous consequences. On the West Coast, SeQuential is an expert in used cooking oil recycling and proper disposal. The next time you cook, use this advice from our team on how to dispose of waste cooking oil correctly with minimal mess or negative outcomes. READ MORE
From cars and tractors to heating and electrical systems, it is easier than ever to operate vehicles and other machinery with biodiesel made from used cooking oil. In fact, doing so has been in practice for decades, with more and more businesses looking to utilize alternative fuels like SeQuential’s biodiesel each year. However, it’s not always as simple as just eliminating diesel and loading up a fuel tank with biodiesel. Here, SeQuential explains how our clients across Washington, Oregon, and California run diesel engines on used cooking oil-based biodiesel.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American is responsible for producing around 4.51 pounds of waste per day – an astonishing amount when you consider the population of the entire country. While most cities are only able to keep 10-20% of solid waste out of landfills, it’s quite a different story in and around San Francisco, California. READ MORE
Since its inception, biodiesel has revolutionized the transportation industry with its ability to fuel cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicles with pre-existing diesel engines. Biodiesel delivers benefits like improved fuel efficiency, better air quality, and is better for the environment, which is why more and more businesses are trying to incorporate it into their operations.
Thanks to advancements in engineering, there are now plenty of other applications besides cars that can run on biodiesel. Here, SeQuential, the longest-operating biodiesel producer on the West Coast, sheds light on how biodiesel can be used with different types of machinery.
More and more people these days are switching to eco-friendly alternative fuel sources. There are many options on the market, and one of the most popular is yellow grease biodiesel. But what is yellow grease biodiesel? As the West Coast’s longest-running commercial biodiesel producer, SeQuential regularly works with yellow grease biodiesel. Here, we explain everything you should know, from where it originates to how it’s made.
Disposing of used cooking oil is a hassle for your business. It’s messy, smells foul, and is difficult to handle. If you improperly dispose of fats, oil, and grease (FOG), your grease traps can malfunction, resulting in burst pipes, backwash, and expensive repairs. You could even be hit with fines. It seems like a no-win situation.
According to the North American Renderer’s Association, over 4.4 billion pounds of used cooking oil from food is collected every year and recycled for various purposes, including biofuel. As companies like SeQuential see an increasing demand for clean burning biodiesel, it’s easier than ever to arrange free, easy collection – and you might even get paid. Here’s a look at how your used cooking oil can turn waste into profits.
As awareness about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels increases, more people are looking for alternative energy sources that are kinder to our ecosystems. Some creative solutions have been found – solar power, methanol, and even liquid hydrogen, to name a few. But one of the most viable alternatives is vegetable oil, which can be processed into fuel powerful enough to operate heavy machinery.
On the West Coast, SeQuential is the longest-operating commercial biodiesel producer and has perfected the art of transforming used cooking oil into biodiesel. We explain how cars can run on used cooking oil after it’s been processed into an environmentally friendly biodiesel.
There are many benefits to recycling your used cooking oil with SeQuential. It cuts back on waste, puts less strain on drainage and sewer systems, and supports the processing of renewable and clean-burning fuel sources. But how do you get started with recycling? As the most tenured commercial biodiesel producer on the West Coast, SeQuential explains who can help with restaurant oil recycling near you and how to choose the best partner to recycle with going forward.
You may have wondered – can you pour oil down the drain? It sounds like an easy solution to disposing of your used cooking oil. It’s in liquid form, so it should keep flowing through the pipes to wherever your wastewater ends up, right? Unfortunately, this is far from true, and the consequences of pouring oil down the drain can be much worse than you think.
SeQuential helps business owners and home chefs alike recycle their used cooking oil. Here, we explore what happens if you make the mistake of disposing of your oil through your sink and why recycling is so important.
Wasted cooking oil might seem harmless – it’s just fat, after all. However, disposing of used cooking oil improperly is illegal and can lead to ecologically destructive consequences. Instead of contributing to oil waste and drainage clogs, consider recycling your cooking oil. Recycled grease can be processed into biodiesel, a clean-burning and renewable fuel that is just as effective and versatile as regular diesel. Here, SeQuential discusses why and how to dispose of your cooking oil in an environmentally friendly manner by recycling it.
You use lots of oil for cooking. But what should you do with it when you’re done? Used cooking oil should never be dumped down the drain. Congealed oil contributes greatly to clogged pipes and failing sewer systems. Instead, whether you’re running a restaurant, operating a commercial kitchen, or frying food at home, consider recycling your oil. Waste from restaurants, universities, sports venues, food processors, and even home kitchens can be converted into clean, eco-friendly SeQuential biodiesel. Here, we take a closer look at our sources to help you determine what to do with your used cooking oil.
The fat from your favorite restaurant’s deep fryer offers more than fries. When businesses recycle their used oil with SeQuential, they contribute to the production of clean, sustainable, and efficient biodiesel. Biodiesel is a valuable fuel source made from soybean oil, animal fats, and other kinds of recycled cooking oil. It’s renewable, clean-burning, reduces waste, and is surprisingly easy to make. All that’s necessary is a simple chemical reaction. Learn how biodiesel is made with SeQuential with an outline of the process used to transform kitchen grease into useable fuel.
Los Angeles is home to thousands of restaurants, each of them relying on cooking oil to prepare food. That adds up to a lot of used cooking oil, even before factoring in educational facilities, entertainment venues, and other commercial food prep sites. If that oil were improperly disposed of, it would have serious consequences for the environment and the city’s infrastructure.
That’s why Los Angeles, like so many cities, established best management practices for the disposal of used cooking oil – including recycling. If your business needs help to get rid of this kitchen waste, SeQuential explains everything you need to know about used cooking oil recycling in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.