Used Cooking Oil Accepted at Maple Ridge Recycling Depot

RMRS Cooking Oil Collection Tank - May 24, 2013Recycle Used Cooking OilUsed cooking oil & grease is now accepted at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, located at 10092 – 236th Street, Maple Ridge, just off River Road in the Albion Industrial Park.

“The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society continues to expand its services, fully embracing the ‘one stop’ concept for ALL your recycling needs,” says Jon Harris, President of the Society, “The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot is a leader in this concept and accepts pretty well everything that has a stable recycling market. We started accepting Styrofoam at the depot last fall and cooking oil is just the latest addition to the commodities we accept.”

There is no charge to drop off cooking grease or oil as it is collected by West Coast Reductions under their “Redux” program. As their website states, this family-owned business, located in Vancouver, is “a leader in the rendering industry, operating several of the largest, cleanest, and most technologically-advanced rendering plants in North America. The used oil & grease is filtered, sterilized, and tested to produce useful products. These products include feed fat, which is used as an energy ingredient in animal feed rations, and a feedstock for commercially approved biodiesel, a cleaner-burning, alternative fuel.”

Redux Program Logo 2013“We call ourselves ‘the original recyclers,” we started nearly 50 years ago,’” says Tim Gale with West Coast Reductions, “Through the Redux program, we collect used cooking oil and are able to refine it and sell it back to local farmers who re-use its high calorific value. It’s a closed loop system.”

“Some people expect us to be able to take absolutely everything at the depot,” says Harris, “and while we’re getting pretty close, there has to be a reliable market in place before we can start accepting a new item. In this case, because a well-established company expanded into rendering used cooking oil & grease, it is now the latest thing we accept at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.”

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