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Did you know cooking oil can be recycled and used to make green energy in Calverton?

by Gedling Eye Reporter
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Rather than chuck that cooking oil straight down the sink after a fabulous fry-up, why not take it to Calverton Recycling Centre where it can be used to produce green energy.

The site on Hollinwood Road has a special container which can be used for cooking oil from householders.

This can then be recycled to create green electricity. 

A spokesman for Veolia, who manage the site at Calverton, said: “Each litre of used cooking oil tipped down the drain costs you 14 pence through water utility bills

“Once the used cooking oil is collected from the Nottinghamshire sites, it is taken to Nottingham based eco-firm Living Fuels’ state-of-the-art recovery facility, where it is turned 100% naturally into a clean, green bioliquid, LF100.

PICTURED: The council’s recycling facility in Calverton

“This bioliquid is then used in Living Fuels’ renewable energy facilities to provide carbon neutral electricity to the National Grid at times of unexpected power demand.

“Just one litre of used cooking oil can create enough ‘green’ energy to make 240 cups of tea whilst one full recycling centre tank provides enough to power a home for an entire year.”

Those taking oil to the facility are being reminded not to pour cooking oil into the used engine oil container at recycling centres. 

Cooking oil from commercial properties is not accepted. 

The spokesman added: “Cooking oil/fat should not be poured down kitchen sinks as this can result in blocked drains.

“Let’s help to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels Notts”

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