Cooking Oil is Recyclable?
That's right! If you generate large amounts of used cooking oil, check out the recycling resources below.
What is cooking oil?
Any oil used for frying or sauteing is considered cooking oil. Plant-derived oils, like canola and safflower, are most common, but some cooking oil can also contain animal fats.
Who would want old cooking oil?
Some industrious individuals are now using cooking oil to power their diesel vehicles. And companies large and small are using spent oil to create biodiesel, soaps, and industrial lubricants. Pretty cool!
Because products made from cooking oil have value, some businesses will even collect it for free.
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (2)
Santa Barbara Area (1)
- *Community Hazardous Waste Collection Center — University of California, Environmental Health and Safety Building, Building 565, Mesa Road
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (2)
- City of Lompoc Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility — 1585 N. "V" St
- Vandenberg Air Force Base Balfour Beatty Communities Self-Help Store — 603 Juniper Street
Outside Santa Barbara County (2)
- Salinas Tallow Company, dba San Luis Tallow Company — 1 Work Circle (mailing address)
- Ventura Rendering Company — P.O. Box 6537
- Automotive Fluids
- Cooking Oil Recycling
- Food Donations
- Food Scraps
- Motor Oil
- Motor Oil Filters
- Oil-Based Paint
- Propane Tank Recycling
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