Used Restaurant Fryer Oil and Grease Collection
Millstadt Rendering collects and recycles used fryer oil/grease from restaurants and food processing plants. This recycled oil will be used as a raw material in animal feed, fertilizers, bio-diesel and other products.
What type of fryer grease storage containers are available?
We provide restaurants and customers with an outside storage container/dumpster for cooking oil collection based on the volume of fryer grease recycled. Below are the three size containers we provide restaurants for cooking oil recycling services.
- 55 Gallon Drum
- Small Dumpster *
- Large Dumpster *
*Restaurant grease recycling dumpsters need to be in an area with no overhead wires or tree limbs.
Millstadt Rendering does not install inside grease containment systems but can pump the oil from an existing inside system.
What fryer oils are accepted for recycling?
Millstadt Rendering recycles most vegetable oils including corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, peanut oil etc. Animal fat such as lard can also be recycled.
What should not be put in the grease recycling container?
Motor oil, wash water, trap water, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, rags, paper towels, plastic bags, glass, yard waste, grill bricks, straws, rubber gloves, food waste, chemicals, cleaning supplies, or anything else that is not fryer oil/grease.
How often is each account serviced?
Service frequency will be determined by volume of restaurant fryer oil used, location, and area route cycle. Some accounts are serviced once a week, once a month, or once a year.
Fryer oil recycling volume may not be steady. Changing the fryer oil more often, adding/using additional fryers, and seasonal peaks in business due to festivals, events, & trade shows may challenge the service cycle. If the fryer grease recycling volume increase or decreases, it may be necessary to change your service cycle. To avoid overfilling your fryer oil recycling container, please call the office if you experience any of these changes in your volume.
We proudly provide the most reliable grease disposal customer service to the St Louis and metro east food service industry. Call 618-538-5312 to discuss getting started.
What will cause my container to have an odor?
When cleaning fryers, be sure that wash water is not put into the dumpster. This will likely create an odor problem.
Pouring the wash water from the fryer down the drain, may result in a clogged drain. Place the wash water in a five gallon bucket. If there is any grease, it will float to the top and the water will settle on the bottom. Take a paper towel, skim off the grease, and throw the towel in the trash. The rest is water and can be safely poured down the drain.
Is there a value to the fryer oil/grease?
We pay restaurants a rebate for the restaurant fryer oil collected. Geographic, environmental, global, manufacturing, and financial markets are some of the factors that affect the amount of the rebate. Rebate values fluctuate with the market.
Who will service my oil recycling container?
MRC does not subcontract. Only a Millstadt Rendering employee in a Millstadt Rendering grease recycling truck will service your account.
For additional information or questions, please call the office at 618-538-5312
Grease Traps and Pumping
Millstadt Rendering cleans inside and outside grease traps in the St. Louis Metro area. Grease traps are designed to prevent any grease that is poured down the sink, floor drain, or discharged from the dishwasher from entering the sewer system. In the trap, grease floats to the top and solids settle to the bottom. Grease traps need to be vacuumed pumped periodically to remove the grease and solids. Many municipalities regulate how often a trap must be cleaned. Check your municipality for the codes and regulations on managing grease traps. The cost to clean a trap is based on the size of container and geographic location. Call for a price quote.
Meat Trimming Removal
Remove bones, fat, hide, meat trimmings, and scraps – which are picked up from many butcher shops and meat markets.