With another Bank Holiday coming up at the end of the month (Monday 25 May), residents in East Northamptonshire can take full advantage of the chance to spring clean their kitchens and get rid of any old cooking oil which has been accumulating.
Thanks to a partnership between East Northamptonshire Council and UK renewable company Living Fuels, the recycling centres in Newton Road, Rushden and Herne Park, Oundle, now accept used cooking oil for recycling.
Rob Murphy, operations director at Living Fuels, says:
“All the used cooking oil we collect is taken back to our site in East Anglia and processed into a clean, green fuel " LF100" which can be used to generate electricity.It is not a biodiesel because we do not add any chemicals or additives in the process.
“If used cooking oil is poured down the sink then it will block drains and damage sewerage systems, leading to expensive bills from your plumber and water company.It can also harm the local environment.
Mike Bailey, Waste Management Officer at East Northamptonshire Council, adds:
“This partnership between the Council and Living Fuels means residents can now recycle more, which has got to be better for the environment.Just one litre of used cooking oil, when processed into LF100, can generate enough electricity to make 240 cups of tea, run an A-rated dishwasher for three hours or power an energy saving light bulb for 225 hours."
Both sites will be open from 9am to 4pm over the Bank Holiday weekend.Further information can be found at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.