I’ve recently become quite conscious about how/where I get rid of the oily stuff…
E.g. Chip oil (if you fry) and the sort of oil sun-dried tomatoes and stuff like that are kept in. I feel it’s quite lazy to just pour it down the toilet or the sink like I used to, and would like to play my part and all that.
Does anyone store it and then get it recycled? I understand a small fee is given in exchange for the oil?…I think I’ve hit the age where I’ve started to care…
Council tips will accept cooking oil as well as engine oil. 2 litre plastic cola/water bottles are ideal for storage, when the oil has cooled of course.
Oil should never be poured down the sink as it emulsifies into sticky lumps and causes blockages in the sewerage system. A time consuming, expensive and growing problem for the water companies to deal with.
Wit’s ideas are spot on.
DIY fatballs for our avian friends are much cheaper than shop bought. The peacocks (aka house sparrows) in my garden love them, as does Ratty.
Incidentally if you can manage to do without the delicate fragrance of a virgin wafting around your olfactories, then used olive oil is quite adequate for a ‘greasy spoon’ fry-up once it has been stored awhile in the aforementioned bottles allowing time for solids to sink to the bottom.