Recycling & Waste Management

Used Cooking Oil

Kitchen Oil and Grease

Used cooking oil from University dining facilities is collected in large 45-gallon barrels. Dining Services staff drain off used oil from the frying machines, and carefully pour the oil into the barrels. Barrels are located at the loading dock of each dining facility.

Used oil is hauled to a New Hampshire company, Smart Fuel America, which blends it into a biofuel. The biofuel is then used to power a Brattleboro, Vermont paper mill -- the first in the nation to solely use vegetable fuels to run its plant.

Click here to learn more about waste vegetable oil history at UVM.

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Last modified February 23 2012 03:00 PM

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