West Sussex waste cooking oil boils 2m cuppas

The people of West Sussex recycled enough cooking oil to brew more than 2 million cups of tea in 2013. Used cooking oil recycling tanks can now be found at […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The people of West Sussex recycled enough cooking oil to brew more than 2 million cups of tea in 2013.

Used cooking oil recycling tanks can now be found at 10 of the county’s 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS).

West Sussex County Council and recycling partner Viridor set up a scheme to divert waste cooking oil to a site where eco-firm Living Fuels settles and filters it into a bioliquid named LF100.

Viridor’s National Recycling and Organics Manager, Bill Griffiths, said: “Recycling used cooking oil at the HWRS not only delivers real environmental benefits but by recycling rather than pouring down the sink it also avoids clogging up the drains.”

West Sussex County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member David Barling added: “It shows that people will recycle if they are provided with the means to do so.”