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Used Cooking Oil Pickup and Recycling Services in South Carolina

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For many commercial kitchens, cooking oil is a crucial element in preparing food.  Foodservice establishments that use cooking oil must have a system that allows for the safe handling, transfer, and storage of cooking oil before and after use.  Having such a process in place not only improves the efficiency of your operations but also ensures a safer working environment in your kitchen.  Working with professionals like Mahoney Environmental to provide used cooking oil pickups and other related services helps ensure safe handling that also protects the natural environment.

Mahoney Environmental provides used cooking oil (UCO) pickup and recycling services for foodservice establishments throughout the state of South Carolina.  Our professionals work with each business to tailor our UCO pickup services to their specific needs and ensure that their used cooking oil is picked up regularly to be recycled and used to create sustainable products.  We work with a wide range of foodservice establishments including airports, bars, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, stadiums, shared kitchens, and ghost kitchens.

Mahoney Environmental provides UCO pickup and recycling for foodservice establishments in Charleston, Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Greenville, Summerville, and throughout the state of South Carolina.

Waste Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling Services

Cooking oil must always be handled using the proper procedures and equipment before and after use.  Once the cooking oil can no longer be used in the fryers, it needs to be stored so it can be collected for recycling.  Foodservice establishments should arrange for regular UCO pickups. This helps prevent spills that can create a hazardous working environment, reduce the risk of theft, and help protect the natural environment.  Regular UCO pickups from Mahoney Environmental will ensure that your UCO storage container is never full.

Our UCO pickup and recycling services are tailored to the specific needs of each business.  We can transfer the UCO directly from your storage containers to our trucks with no need for your involvement.  The UCO is then taken to our facility where it can be recycled.  Our regular pickups will help you maintain a safe, efficient working environment while also reducing your frying costs.

We are an EPA-licensed cooking oil recycler that provides installation and maintenance for cooking oil handling and storage equipment as well as UCO pickups for foodservice businesses.  We will provide you with accurate reports of the UCO we collect from your establishment.  After the UCO is recycled, it is used to produce sustainable products such as renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Our used cooking oil collection and recycling services consist of the following:

  • Monitoring of UCO levels
  • UCO pickup
  • UCO recycling
  • Equipment and storage containers for cooking oil

Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning and Maintenance Services

All commercial kitchens must have grease traps to help prevent fats, oil, and grease (FOG) from being washed down the drain.  FOG solidifies in water which can cause serious damage to drainage and sewer systems, and it is also dangerous for the natural environment.  Washing FOG down the drain may also violate local codes which can result in fines for your business and even business closure.

Grease traps remove FOG from the water with a system of baffles and the FOG collects in the traps.  The accumulated FOG needs to be cleaned out from the traps regularly to prevent clogs and other issues.  You can also avoid fines and stay in compliance with local and state codes by keeping your grease traps well-maintained and preventing FOG from being washed down the drain.

The following issues can affect your kitchen if you do not regularly clean and maintain your grease traps:

  • Kitchen flooding
  • Bad odors
  • Contamination and health issues
  • Fines
  • Business closure

The grease trap cleaning and maintenance services from Mahoney Environmental include the following:

  • Regular maintenance: Our professionals will inspect your grease traps for any issues and provide maintenance as needed.
  • Cleaning and repair: We offer regular grease trap cleaning services, and we can repair any issues we encounter.
  • Rodding and jetting: If the grease traps are clogged, we can use advanced rodding and jetting techniques to remove the clog.
  • Detailed inspection records: We keep meticulous records of our inspection and all the work we do on your traps.
  • Historical documentation: Our detailed inspection reports create a documented history of your traps which helps us anticipate and address potential issues.
  • 24/7 emergency cleaning: We can respond to emergency cleanup needs 24 hours a day.
  • Compliance with local and state regulations: Keeping your grease traps clean and well-maintained ensures compliance with local and state regulations.

Commercial Used Cooking Oil Containers and Automated Systems

No matter the stage of use, cooking oil must be safely and properly stored and handled.  Improper handling and storage of cooking oil increases the risk of spills which can cause burns and injuries from slips.  Commercial kitchens must have cooking oil handling and storage equipment in place so the oil can be safely transferred between the fryers and storage containers.

Mahoney Environmental can help foodservice establishments by designing and installing automated cooking oil handling systems in their kitchens.  Our automated systems allow for the safe transfer and storage of cooking oil without coming into physical contact with the oil.  The automated systems we design and install include the following:

  • Direct Connection: With our Direct Connection Recycler System, the storage container is connected directly to the fryers so you can transfer UCO into storage by turning a lever or flipping a switch.
  • Indoor System: This system includes a UCO storage container indoors that connects to the fryers. A portable filter machine is needed to filter the UCO.
  • Heated Outdoor Bulk Container: Our heated outdoor bulk container is insulated and comes with anti-theft locks. and features a UCO filter screen.

Call Your Trusted South Carolina Oil Recycler – Mahoney Environmental

Mahoney Environmental provides used cooking oil-related services for all types of foodservice establishments in South Carolina.  Our professionals will ensure regular UCO pickups and recycling, provide grease trap cleaning and maintenance, and help design and install automated UCO handling and storage systems.

For more about our used cooking oil pickup and recycling services, call Mahoney Environmental at (800) 892-9392.

Mahoney Environmental works with foodservice establishments in Charleston, Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Greenville, Summerville, and throughout the state of South Carolina.

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