This exciting new program provides another opportunity for Austinites to rethink the concept of waste - Lucia Athens, City of Austin
Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 16, 2013
Not sure what to do with used cooking oil and grease? Planning to fry a turkey for the holidays? Never put oil or grease down the drain, as it clogs sewers and creates a major problem for municipalities. Grease solidifies like cholesterol in arteries, and causes millions of dollars in remediation costs.
DieselGreen Fuels, Austin’s grease-to-biodiesel provider, has a new drop-off program, designed to help residents, schools, churches, and other small producers of oil to avoid dumping in landfills or sewers. Pour your oil into the container provided, or leave the container and staff will take care of it.
Ecology Action - 707 E 9th St., Austin, TX 78701
M S Pallets - 1713 Hydro Dr., Austin, TX 78728
Hours: 7:30 - 4:30 Mon - Sat.
About DieselGreen Fuels:
DieselGreen Fuels has been providing oil recycling services to Austin businesses since 2006, and continues to keep locally sourced B100 available at the retail pump at Eco-Wise as well as for local fleets. DieselGreen is also expanding into Dallas and San Antonio in 2013.
If you would like more information about biodiesel fuel or used cooking oil recycling, please contact DieselGreen Fuels at 512-247-3835 or dieselgreenfuels.com. Find us on Facebook and on Twitter at @austinbiodiesel.
About Ecology Action:
Ecology Action has been providing recycling services to Austin for over 30 years and are now closing the loop even further by using 100% biodiesel for their entire fleet. The oil from this location goes to help keep fueling costs down for Ecology Action as well as saving taxpayers’ money by keeping fats and grease out of the sewers, preventing costly repairs. Contact Ecology Action at 512-322-5129 or at ecology-action.org.
About M S Pallets:
M S Pallets recycles wood to make pallets, and repairs pallets. This reduces the overall footprint of the pallet industry, and offers an alternative to new pallets. Also, M S Pallets uses 100% biodiesel in their entire fleet, reducing their carbon footprint and keeping their energy consumption as local as possible. Contact M S Pallets at 512-207-0134 or at mspallets.com.
Support for the new program:
"This exciting new program provides another opportunity for Austinites to rethink the concept of waste. Instead of trash, we can recognize that leftover cooking oil is another resource that can be captured and reused, closing the loop on human activities to make them more efficient." -- Lucia Athens, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin
“Grease collection is a smart way to bring a renewable product to the market place in the form of biodiesel. DieselGreen Fuels, a long-time supporter and member of the regional Clean Cities coalition, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, collects waste grease from numerous restaurants and now, public drop-off locations. The waste grease is then processed into a high-grade biodiesel fuel product, and made available to the public at Eco-Wise on Congress Avenue in Austin, as well as fleet delivery. Waste grease is a valuable commodity and DieselGreen Fuels is providing a necessary, sustainable activity in Austin.” Stacy Neef, Executive Director, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, a Clean Cities coalition for Central Texas