Filta Aids in Fats, Oils, and Grease management with its Environmentally Friendly FiltaBio Cooking Oil Recycling Service
September 21, 2012
Source: CBS Los Angeles
Filta is working to reduce the problems caused by Fats, Oils and Grease by offering a new waste cooking oil recycling program that collects used cooking oil and recycles it into biodiesel. The environmentally friendly service known as FiltaBio takes the oil directly from the fryer, not only preventing the grease from making its way into a grease trap, but also eliminating the pest control and odor issues caused by a traditional collection bin.
Fats, Oils and Grease, more commonly known as FOGs, are an operations and management problem that commercial kitchens face in their establishments. FOGs are a natural byproduct of food preparation. Commercial kitchens that offer fried food must be cautious of the negative effects of FOGs in their grease traps. Once the cooking oil has come to its end life, the cooking oil is supposed to be removed off site, but sometimes it is improperly dumped into floor drains. This fills grease traps prematurely and creates a potential environmental nightmare when it overflows into municipal sewer lines causing clogs, system breakdowns and potentially large fines to the establishment.
Filta is committed to preserving the environment and is working to educate food service establishments on all of the alternatives available to them for safe waste cooking oil disposal.