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Cooking oil recycling facility now available

03
Feb
2009

Lewisham has a new environmental facility for residents and businesses in the borough.

They can now take their used cooking oil to the Council’s reuse and recycling centre at Landmann Way, off Surrey Canal Road, SE14 5RS.

The facility is free and is currently open at the following times:

  • Sunday-Friday 8-4pm
  • Saturday 8-12pm

Staff will be on site during these times to advise and assist.

It is illegal to pour cooking oil down the drain. If cooking oil is disposed of in this way it can seep into the water table and be hazardous to wild life.

The cooking oil collected from the facility at Landmann Way is recycled to produce the green fuel LF100 . Just one litre (that’s about 1/3rd of what’s found in the average chip pan) of used cooking oil can be converted into LF100 to produce enough clean electricity to make 240 cups of tea.

The facility has been set up in association with Living Fuels, part of the British group Renewable Energy Generation.

To check opening times or for further information please call 020 8314 7171 or visit http://www.lewisham.gov.uk and search for “re-use and recycle”.