Make Money With Your Used Cooking Oil

June 15th, 2020 |  Blog
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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.

What Makes Grease So Valuable?

The world’s economies depend on vehicles, machinery, and other equipment that uses fuel for power. Historically, that fuel has been derived from fossil sources, including petroleum diesel. Transportation alone is responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and it requires a huge quantity of fuel. As society grows more concerned with the environmental impact of fuel consumption, greener solutions are a top priority. This makes the used oil from your kitchen a valuable commodity for the production of eco-friendly biodiesel.

Though biofuel isn’t a new industry, it is growing very quickly. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), biodiesel production may expand by 18% to 55% by 2050. With this positive outlook, the demand for used cooking oil can be expected to increase as well.

Get Started with Recycling

If you operate a restaurant, food processing company, or another venue that uses oil for cooking, you could play an important role in the future of eco-friendly fuel. At the same time, you have the opportunity to turn your kitchen waste into profit. At SeQuential, we partner with businesses like yours across Washington, Oregon, and California to collect used oil and turn it into our top-quality Biodiesel.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Fill out our form online, call 800-447-3794, or send an email to service@chooseSQ.com to schedule a meeting with an account manager
  • Set up a collection schedule based on the average volume of used oil you produce
  • We’ll provide a free collection container and lock
  • We’ll empty your container when it’s full

Recycling and collection with SeQuential are always free, and eligible businesses can even get paid for their used cooking oil. Add those payments to the money you’ll save on damaged plumbing, state and local fines, and more, and it’s easy to see why recycling your used cooking oil is a smart move.:

Used Cooking Oil for Sale? Call SeQuential

When it comes to used cooking oil, your waste might be another industry’s gold. To learn more about how to get paid for used cooking oil, contact SeQuential today. We serve the West Coast with used cooking oil collection. Ready to get started? Request service today.