Recently, the Water Reclamation Division reached out to the Food Truck community to find out what the companies were doing with left over cooking oil and grease. One of the food trucks, Little Blue Donut Co., identified that pouring grease down the drain was bad, but they didn’t know what to do with the used product. The food truck had leftover shortening stored away and the owners were delighted to hear about the City’s used cooking oil recycling program. On January 20th, Little Blue Donut Co. delivered approximately 200 lbs, or 30 gallons, of used shortening to the Water Reclamation drop off location. The shortening was collected and recycled by Brownies Septic and Plumbing and will be converted to biodiesel.
When used cooking oil or grease are poured down the drain, it can cause blockage and backups. In the City of Orlando, it is one of the leading causes of sewer blockages which results in sanitary sewer overflows. The environment is a fragile ecosystem that needs to be respected and protected and Little Blue Donut Co. is a proponent of just that. Do the right thing and join the effort to recycle used cooking oil and grease. Anyone can be a hero. Keeping the Peace, Recycle Your Grease!! Please visit http://www.cityoforlando.net/waterreclamation/recycle-used-cooking-oil/ to find a used cooking oil drop off location near you.