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Old 08-06-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Any suggestions for recycling cooking oil? I can't find a recycling center that accepts it. I don't have a lot to recycle, but hate the thought of putting it in a plastic container and throwing away with the trash. Thanks!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Finding someone who runs their diesel car on WVO (waste veggie oil) is a good bet. I think if you went on craigslist and wrote "free used cooking oil" someone would pick it up by dinner time.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Finding someone who runs their diesel car on WVO (waste veggie oil) is a good bet. I think if you went on craigslist and wrote "free used cooking oil" someone would pick it up by dinner time.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try. It may be a small population. Haven't met anyone in Houston with this type of car.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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karuna depending on what you used it for... some peopel would just dump it into their vehicle.

post it on craigslist.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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I burn vegetable oil in my truck. Many others do the same.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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Knife makers might want it for quenching their blades, as well as any blacksmiths. Probably not a lot around, but you might be surprised to find what goes on in some back yards. Used cannola oil was my favorite when I made knives, but it tended to make me hungery.

I liked the smell better than other quench media, and the lower flash point than some.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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I assume you mean oil used for frying. If so, I urge you to find other methods of cooking and improve the health of yourself and family.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Thanks donsabi. We're pretty healthy, but sometimes you just have to have something fried you know?
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Thanks donsabi. We're pretty healthy, but sometimes you just have to have something fried you know?
There are more than a few waste vegetable oil recycling plants in Houston. Most service the restaurant industry and may not accept oil from a single household, but you may want to call around. Could be worthwhile if you are close and have lots of oil to get rid of.

Darling International Inc.

WVO Waste Vegetable Oil Recycling - Summit Recycling - Houston, Texas (TX)

Call City of Houston as well. Some of the recycling centers will accept waste vegetable oil.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Thanks jimboburnsy. One of the links currently have no businesses participating in their recycling program. I've sent email to ask if individuals may participate. I don't have a lot, but hate to think of it sitting encased in plastic in landfill.
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