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A  F A C T S H E E T  F O R
Restaurant Oil and Grease Rendering 

Did you Know?

One liter of oil can contaminate one million liters of water!

Restaurant Oil and Grease Rendering

Improperly managed oil and grease from restaurants has become  a significant problem for wastewater collection and treatment systems. Fats, oils, and greases (FOG) coat, congeal, and accumulate in pipes, pumps, and equipment,Reduce Reuse Recycleleading to the costly and hazardous flow of waste grease into drain lines, sewer lines, lift stations, drain fields, and Publicly Owned Treatment Works . Improper disposal can result in high biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand levels, increased operating costs, and clogged collection systems. A large percentage of the reported sewer system overflows are caused by FOG blockage of the sewers.

Restaurant kitchen waste water contains oil and grease that is collected in a grease trap. Because fats coat, congeal, and accumulate on pipes and pumps and sometimes obstruct sewer lines, food service establishments are required by most local governments to install and maintain grease traps. 

Some rendering services and local septage haulers will service or pump out these traps for a fee, and some services may reduce the pumping fee if the restaurant is a recyclable grease customer.

There are many benefits of rendering compliance. Most communities have sewer use ordinances that severely limit the allowable concentrations of oil and grease in wastewater. New state policies are being enacted that will require more communities to develop sewer use ordinances and wastewater discharge limitations. Penalties may be incurred when higher concentrations are found. Rendering prevents grease from reaching the sewer system and thereby helps restaurants maintain compliance.

Cost Avoidance
The charge for pumping out a grease trap is considerably more than the service fee charged by a renderer. Furthermore, with dry
cleanup and other source reduction techniques, many restaurants are reducing their water consumption and sewer use and are saving money. Rendering also helps restaurants avoid discharge penalty charges. SO-EASY Waste Disposal

Economic Incentives
Renderers' service fees are low and often provided at no charge. In some cases, rendering companies are willing to pay for restaurant oil and grease.

Environmental Savings
Natural resources and energy are conserved through source reduction and recycling. FOG recycling keeps these materials from clogging municipal sewer lines, as well as using valuable landfill space and diverts it to a useful purpose.
*This article has been adapted from a publication by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Pollution Prevention .

Different Types of Oils and Grease

Recyclable grease is that used for or generated by cooking and has not been mixed with water. It is generated from pots, pans, grills, and deep fat fryers and comes from butter, lard, vegetable fats and oils, meats, nuts, and cereals. Recyclable grease
should be kept out of the drains and handled separately.

Rendering facilities may purchase recyclable grease and meat wastes and provide collection. The market price depends upon factors such as volume, quality, and hauling distances. The rendering services will process recyclable grease by sampling it for pesticides and other chemicals and filtering and volatizing impurities before reselling it,
where prices may range from one to three cents per
pound. 

Questions to Ask a Renderer
When looking for an oil and grease renderer, it is important to ask the right questions, which may include:

Do you provide transportation?
Can I expect revenue for my material? If not, what is your service fee?
What are your specifications? What constitutes contamination?
 
Remember that fats, oils, and greases are commodities and should be treated as valuable resources that can and should be recycled whenever possible.

 

 

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