The average restaurant can discard anywhere from 6,700 lbs to 30,000 lbs of cooking oil a year (Rti.inc). If not properly recycled, discarded cooking oil can have a negative impact on the environment—from creating more landfill waste to clogging drains and causing sewage overflows. Cooking oil can and should have a second life when recycled.
Blue Action: Properly dispose of cooking oil by using and maintaining grease traps.
Cooking oil collected by grease traps can be collected and donated for biofuel or animal feed.