Never pour cooking oil down the sink as it could congeal and solidify, causing a blockage.

You can bring your cooking oil to any of our household waste recycling centres, and place into the cooking oil containers for no charge.

What we do with cooking oil

The cooking oil that we receive is sent on to a treatment facility where it is reprocessed to make biofuels.

Cooking oil is recovered through a natural process of filtration and sedimentation. The oil is then left for two to five weeks where the sediment is removed and the lighter, purer oil is filtered to create biofuel.

The biofuel is then used in eco-friendly power stations to generate renewable energy used to power UK homes and businesses through the National Grid. No chemicals are added at any point throughout the recovery process.

Alternatively, find out how to get rid of cooking oil from businesses.