South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) now provides a cooking oil recycling service for residents. Oil is collected every week as part of the food waste collections.
After cooking, any leftover oil should be allowed to cool before being poured into a plastic bottle no bigger than a 1 litre size. The bottle and its contents can then be placed into the kerbside food waste caddy along with other food waste and put out for the weekly collection.
Cllr Elaine Ware South Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for environmental services said: “The oil is recycled along with the rest of the food waste which is transformed into electricity at the food waste recycling plant. The oil is highly calorific and so makes a lot of energy.”
For more information about SODC’s food recycling service see the website: