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June 25th, 2020 |  Blog

What Everyone in CA, OR, and WA Should Know about Yellow Grease Biodiesel >

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.

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June 15th, 2020 |  Blog

Make Money With Your Used Cooking Oil >

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.

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June 5th, 2020 |  Blog

How to Run a Car on Vegetable Oil on the West Coast >

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.

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May 30th, 2020 |  Blog

Who to Call to Recycle Used Cooking Oil on the West Coast >

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.

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May 20th, 2020 |  Blog

Pouring Cooking Oil Down the Drain: What West Coasters Need to Know >

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.

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May 5th, 2020 |  Blog

Environmental Benefits of Cooking Oil Recycling on the West Coast >

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.

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April 25th, 2020 |  Blog

Different Sources for Used Cooking Oil >

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.

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April 15th, 2020 |  Blog

The Biodiesel Process: Making Fuel From Waste >

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.

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March 5th, 2020 |  Blog

How To Recycle Your Used Cooking Oil In Los Angeles >

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.

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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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