How we can recycle cooking oil?

olive oil being poured from glass bottle

Used cooking oil is a common food waste, it is produced in our homes` kitchens, and an average house would consume at least 3-5 liters of oil per month.

Most houses throw the remaining of cooking oil through sewages channels, and of course that is not a proper way, because it can cause sewages` blockages, also it costs a lot on the financial side, when it comes to water filtering and treatments operations.

There are several ways to recycle your cooking oil, instead of pouring it down into drains:

  • Filter and re-use:

If you think the oil is good enough for another use, but it is filled with grilling or cooking remaining, you can filter it in a very simple way:

  • Get a container (ex: glass bowel), a white paper tissue, and a strainer.
  • Cover the strainer with the paper tissue, and put it on the glass bowel, then pour used oil, and you can do this operations several times, until the oil is purely filtered.
  • This operation will filter parts of remaining food in oil, and you will get your oil filtered and ready for another usage.


  • Use a filtering oil product:

Nowadays, there are hundreds of filtering products you can buy from various merchants, make a good search for these products and pick a good suitable one based on your own utilization.

  • Through your recycling service:

Ask your recycling service to dispose of the used oil, they probably will dispose you of it, or at least they will guide you to the right place for its disposal.

  • Ask a restaurant:

You can ask a restaurant kitchen`s crew about how they dispose of their own oil, either they can take it from you to handle the operation themselves, or they would guide you to a proper disposal place.

  • Look for an oil recycling projects at your community:

There are many of these projects that exists all over communities, they can take your used cooking oil to recycle it, and they would make a good recycled product out of it, some of these projects are using this kind of oil as an alternative resource to generate power such as electricity, or to produce biodiesel products.

  • Farming and composting:

Used cooking oil can be utilized again for farming functions such as animals feeding, or through composting piles, there are many sources that describe these operations all over the internet, although if you have any close farms; you can simply give it to them.


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