In order for commercial kitchens to function efficiently, cooking oil is essential. Properly managing the oil is crucial for both safety and smooth operations inside the kitchen. The process starts when fresh oil is delivered and continues through its use until it’s time for recycling. Utilizing the expertise of professionals like Mahoney Environmental, foodservice businesses can be guaranteed with the proper handling and storage equipment, and recycling of Used Cooking Oil (UCO), ensuring smooth operations in their kitchens.
Mahoney Environmental collaborates with foodservice businesses in Louisville, KY, and surrounding areas, offering a service to pick up and recycle used cooking oil. We partner with a variety of food-related businesses like restaurants, bars, hotels, grocery stores, universities, ghost kitchens, and shared kitchens. How do we do it? We’ll set up regular pickups to collect your used cooking oil and ensure it is recycled properly at our facility.
Waste Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling Services
Properly managing and storing cooking oil is crucial, both before and after use. When you’re done using it, make sure you put it in the proper storage containers and arrange a pickup before the container gets full. This helps to avoid spills, accidents, and theft. Mahoney Environmental can help by regularly collecting and recycling your used cooking oil so that you don’t have to worry about your storage tank getting overfilled.
As part of our waste cooking oil collection, we provide scheduled pickups for food service businesses. Our skilled team will efficiently load your used cooking oil directly from your storage containers onto our trucks and transport it to our recycling facility. We customize our cooking oil recycling services to fit your business’s unique requirements. These regular pickups serve a dual purpose: they ensure a safe kitchen environment and reduce your frying expenses.
Mahoney Environmental stands at the forefront of recycling cooking oil for various foodservice businesses nationwide, proudly approved and certified by the EPA. You can count on us for precise reports on the amount of UCO we collect from your business. We also ensure your compliance with cooking oil handling regulations by providing the appropriate equipment and storage solutions. Collected used cooking oil is processed and used to produce valuable products such as renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and much more. Thus, partnering with us not only helps manage your cooking oil waste but also contributes to a greener, more sustainable environment.
When you choose our waste cooking oil collection and recycling services, the following are the list of things you can expect from us:
- Used cooking oil (UCO) handling and storage.
- Monitoring the level of used cooking oil in your storage container.
- Regular pickups of used cooking oil.
- Recycling of your used cooking oil.
Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning and Installation Services
In every commercial kitchen, having operational grease traps is a must. This special device keeps fats, oils, and grease (FOG) from going down the drain. If these FOG materials enter the sewer system, they can harm the environment and damage the sewer pipes. Additionally, allowing FOG to go down the drain will mean you’re violating local regulations which could lead to trouble and potential fines.
Grease traps work by using barriers to separate FOG from the water, like a filter. They trap the FOG, so it doesn’t cause problems in the pipes. Over time, if you don’t clean the grease trap regularly, the FOG can build up and cause blockages in the traps. So, it’s essential to clean grease traps regularly to prevent these issues and keep your kitchen running smoothly.
If you neglect to keep an eye on or monitor your grease traps, you may encounter the following problems:
- Bad Odors
- Pipe outburst and flooding in the kitchen
- Spreading of bacteria and germs, affecting health
- Business closures
- Costly remediation and restoration services
To prevent this, we at Mahoney Environmental offer a range of grease trap services, that include the following:
- Regular Maintenance: We schedule maintenance on a timely basis to eliminate accumulated oil and grease from the traps.
- Cleaning and Repairing: We clean the trapped FOG and conduct necessary repairs to any damage we find.
- Rodding and jetting: We conduct rodding and jetting to clear clogs from the traps.
- Inspection Reports: We provide a thorough and detailed inspection report after each visit.
- History Reports: We maintain records of our inspections and previous work done, that will help to anticipate future maintenance and potential issues.
- Emergency 24/7 Cleanup: Our team is available around the clock to provide emergency grease trap cleaning and repair services.
- Compliance with Regulations: It’s crucial for foodservice establishments to adhere to municipal and state regulations prohibiting the disposal of fats, oil, and grease down the drain. Violating these codes may result in fines or temporary closures. We help you stay compliant with these regulations.
Commercial Used Cooking Oil Containers and Automated Systems
Maintaining and handling cooking oil is an essential practice in any culinary setting. Properly handling cooking oil ensures its quality and safety throughout its use. Furthermore, safe handling and storage practices reduce the risk of accidents, injuries, and any other unforeseen circumstances. Thus, every commercial kitchen should establish a structured system to guarantee the safe transfer of used cooking oil from fryers to storage containers.
Mahoney Environmental offers automated solutions for cooking oil handling and transfer, ensuring a safe and hassle-free process. Our automated cooking oil handling systems include:
- Direct Connection: Our Direct Connect Recycler System will directly link your fryers to your storage tank. You can move used cooking oil by just flipping a lever or a switch.
- Indoor System: Our indoor solution includes a storage container inside, connected to your fryers with pipes. You can also use a portable filter machine for oil cleaning.
- Heated Outdoor Bulk Container: These outdoor containers are insulated and heated. They have a lock to keep oil secure and a screen for filtering. You can also check the oil level easily with a built-in sensor.
Our installed cooking oil systems come complete with the following components:
- Used Cooking Oil Storage Tank
- Fryer Filter Machines
- Oil Shuttles
- Connective Piping
Call Your Louisville Oil Recycler-Mahoney Environmental
For cooking oil services including used cooking oil pick up, recycling, grease trap cleaning, and automated handling system needs in Louisville, KY, and nearby areas, reach out to Mahoney Environmental. We’re here to serve foodservice businesses.