Why do you really need a company to collect and dispose of your fryer oil? Can’t you do it yourself and save some money since you have enough expenses as it is and it’s getting harder and harder to keep your food establishment profitable.
Yes, you can do that. You can collect and dispose of the used cooking oil yourself but that’s not a good idea at all and in the article below I would try to prove it to you that working with an oil collector is the way to go.
Collecting and Disposing of Cooking Oil is a Hassle that You Don’t Need
Let start with the obvious – it’s time consuming. Fryers need to be emptied first and then the used oil needs to be carried out by one of the kitchen workers while dripping all over the floor thus increasing the risk of slip and fall accidents, injuries, time off work and potential law suites.
But not only that – after it’s taken out the oil needs to be dumped into containers and as luck would have it it always spills and creates a mess in the area where the containers are stored.
But even if it doesn’t get spilled by the restaurant employees it needs to be disposed of when the containers are full. That means that you’d need a truck to take it to an oil recycling station (because you can’t just pour it down the kitchen sink) and somebody to drive that truck.
So, you can see that it’s not worth it doing it yourself. The time spent in hauling used cooking oil around could be used for activities that contribute to the bottom like of your restaurant – like coming up with new recipes or working on marketing activities that would bring more customers through the door of your restaurant.
The Solution is Companies that Specialize in Waste Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling
These companies have already invested in a fleet truck and employees who are trained in safely handling used restaurant kitchen oil.
What’s more – they would provide you with containers to store the used oil at no cost. As a matter of fact, depending on the size of your business they can actually install a system that collects the cooking oil that has been used in your kitchen operation and store it into stainless containers automatically.
What that means is that the people who work in the kitchen will have more time working on stuff that really matters, preparing food in a safe environment (no more slip and falls and greasy and slippery floors).
And these oil recyclers will collect the used oil before the containers start overflowing at time that works for you (off-peak hours).
But the biggest benefit in used companies that specialize in collecting used oil from food establishment kitchens is that it actually saves you money in the long run.
I know it’s hard to believe but it does. However, don’t take my word for it – talk with other restaurant owners you know or meet at conventions and that have been in business long enough and they will tell you the same thing.
Still not convinced? Then read this article on how cooking oil collection saves you money.