Ian Monson, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: "This service is a real breakthrough, the latest in a series of improvements at Norfolk’s Recycling Centres to make it easier for the public to recycle even more.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer a local solution to a waste that has been very difficult to get rid of, particularly in small amounts. To know it can produce green electricity is a tremendous bonus.”
Throwing away used cooking oil is wasteful and damaging to the planet. The need to do so has been removed at a stroke, and at the same time everyone now has the chance to generate the raw material for the generation of green electricity and reduction of emissions.
At Living Fuels we have been collecting waste oil from responsible food processors and restaurants, transforming it into a clean source of fresh energy.
This has been a great way to help producers stop having to treat used oil as a polluting waste.
Recently we have teamed up with Renewable Energy Generation, a large company listed on the London Stock exchange, and this is enabling us to spread what we do to a significantly wider public.
We are delighted that we can now help the people of Norfolk through the actions of Norfolk County Council.
As the world grapples with the threat of climate change this is a wonderful example of deeds not words.