Colorado Town Turning Turkey Oil into Biodiesel

John Davis

Don’t know what to do with the used cooking oil leftover from frying your turkey for Thanksgiving? The folks in Fort Collins, Colorado will be able to turn their used oil into clean-burning biodiesel.

This story in The Coloradoan has details:

The city of Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises, or RMSE, are having its second annual Holiday recycOil event to help residents recycle waste fryer oil after Thanksgiving. This will divert hundreds of gallons of waste vegetable oil from municipal sewer systems and landfills. So take that leftover vegetable oil to our one-day collection event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 at the city’s Rivendell Recycling Facility, 1702 Riverside Drive. The oil will be used to manufacture biodiesel.

Bring your used vegetable oil in a sealable container, such as the original oil jug, a coffee can, etc. At the collection site, you’ll be asked to pour the oil into the recycOil barrel and take your container back home to be reused. Last year, 375 gallons were collected from city residents at the event.

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