How To Get Rid of Cooking Oil
The most important thing to remember about cooking oil disposal is that you should never throw cooking oil – or any other kind of cooking grease or fat – down the sink. Once it cools and solidifies, it can cause blockages which might even lead to a leak in your home.
Always dispose of food waste, including cooking oils and fats, by placing them in a sealed container in your general waste. There are a few different ways to do this with a liquid waste like cooking oil.
How to dispose of cooking oil in small quantities
Start by waiting for the oil to cool down. Hot oil can cause serious burns, so take your time and make sure you always follow safety precautions when cooking and cleaning afterwards. Once cool, soak up any oil or grease on the bottom of pans and cookware with a paper towel. Place the paper towel in your kitchen bin.
Disposing of cooking oil in large quantities
Once again, wait for the oil to cool completely before trying to handle it. Then pour the used oil from your pans or cookware into an old carton or container – old oil bottles work well. Store the oil in the fridge overnight until it solidifies into grease. Place the container in your rubbish bin.
If you don’t like the idea of placing used cooking oil in your household waste then you may be able to recycle it using local services. Some supermarkets collect used cooking oil, and you can also check if there is a community oil recycling point near to you. If there are no local recycling options, just make sure your used oil is in a sealed container and it is safe to dispose of in your household waste.