Cooking oil plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of a commercial kitchen, and it is imperative for all foodservice establishments to have an effective system in place to manage their cooking oil. Ensuring proper handling of the oil, starting from its delivery as fresh oil until its storage after use, is crucial for creating a safer and more efficient working environment. Collaborating with professionals like Mahoney Environmental is the ideal solution to ensure that your business manages its cooking oil effectively, including the collection of used cooking oil (UCO).
Mahoney Environmental specializes in providing reliable used cooking oil pickup and recycling services specifically tailored for foodservice businesses in Orlando, FL. We can provide these services for various sectors within the foodservice industry, such as bars, restaurants, shared kitchens, ghost kitchens, hotels, grocery stores, universities, and more. With regularly scheduled pickups, we ensure the proper disposal and environmentally friendly recycling of your used cooking oil at our dedicated facility.
Waste Cooking Oil Collection and Recycling Services
Proper handling and storage of cooking oil are essential steps to ensure its effective use before, during, and after cooking. It is crucial to transport and store used cooking oil in appropriate containers, and regularly remove it from storage tanks to prevent overfilling. Regular pickups not only minimize the risk of spills, injuries, and theft but also help maintain a safe working environment. Mahoney Environmental offers a comprehensive waste cooking oil collection and recycling program that ensures your storage tank never reaches its capacity.
Our waste cooking oil collection program includes regular pickups specifically designed for businesses in need of disposing of their UCO. Our team of professionals can efficiently load the oil from your storage containers onto our trucks, which will then be transported to our facility for recycling. We understand that each business has unique requirements, which is why our cooking oil recycling services can be tailored to suit your specific needs. By regularly collecting your waste cooking oil, we promote a safe kitchen environment and help you reduce frying costs.
As a licensed EPA recycler and a prominent leader in cooking oil recycling nationwide, Mahoney Environmental maintains accuracy in reporting the collected cooking oil. Additionally, we provide equipment and storage containers to assist your business in complying with cooking oil handling regulations. Our facility ensures that the used cooking oil undergoes recycling to be used in the production of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and various other products.
You can expect the following steps from our waste cooking oil pickup and recycling services:
- Equipment for the storage and handling of cooking oil
- UCO level monitoring
- Used cooking oil pickup
- Used cooking oil recycling
Commercial Grease Trap Cleaning and Installation Services
Commercial kitchens rely on grease traps to safeguard the sewer system against the harmful effects of fats, oil, and grease (FOG). The presence of these substances in wastewater can inflict damage on the sewer infrastructure and pose risks to the natural environment. Moreover, municipal codes strictly prohibit the disposal of oil and grease down the drain, and non-compliance can lead to fines for your business.
To prevent FOG from entering the drainage system, grease traps employ a series of baffles that effectively separate and confine these substances within the trap. However, as the traps accumulate oil and grease, blockages are more likely to occur, which necessitates regular cleaning to maintain optimal functionality.
If you do not have your grease traps cleaned out regularly, you may encounter the following issues:
- Kitchen flooding
- Contamination and health issues
- Expensive remediation services
- Business closures
The grease trap cleaning and maintenance services that we provide consist of the following:
- Regular upkeep: Our services include routine maintenance visits to eliminate accumulated oil and grease within the traps, as well as address any necessary repairs.
- Cleaning and maintenance: Following the thorough cleaning of the grease traps, we diligently inspect them for potential issues and offer the required repairs.
- Rodding and high-pressure jetting: For stubborn blockages, our expert team can employ rodding and high-pressure jetting techniques to clear your grease traps effectively.
- Inspection documentation: With each visit, we diligently generate and furnish an inspection report outlining our findings and actions.
- Historical records: Our comprehensive inspection reports provide an invaluable history of your grease traps, enabling us to identify potential problems, anticipate future maintenance requirements, and promptly address them.
- Emergency cleanup, available 24/7: In case of emergencies, we are accessible round-the-clock to swiftly clean and maintain your grease traps.
- Adherence to municipal and state regulations: Compliance with local and state codes is of utmost importance for foodservice establishments to avoid allowing fats, oil, and grease into the drain. Failure to comply can result in fines or temporary closure.
Commercial Used Cooking Oil Containers and Automated Systems
Effective management and safe handling of cooking oil is essential throughout its entire lifecycle, including before, during, and after use. Improper handling of cooking oil significantly increases the risk of spills, resulting in burns and injuries. Therefore, it is imperative for commercial kitchens to establish a reliable system that facilitates the safe transfer of used cooking oil from fryers to storage containers.
At Mahoney Environmental, we specialize in designing and implementing automated systems specifically tailored for the handling and transfer of cooking oil. By utilizing our automated systems, your employees can avoid direct contact with the oil, ensuring both safety and ease during the transfer process. Our range of automated cooking oil handling systems includes the following:
- Direct Connection: Our Direct Connect Recycler System establishes a seamless connection between your fryers and storage tank, enabling you to transfer used cooking oil effortlessly by simply operating a lever or switch.
- Indoor System: Our indoor solution includes an interior storage container with piping that connects to your fryers. A portable filter machine can be used for oil filtration.
- Heated Outdoor Bulk Container: Our heated outdoor bulk containers serve as insulated storage units for used cooking oil in outdoor environments. These containers are equipped with anti-theft locks and screens to ensure security and incorporate an oil filtration mechanism at the opening. Additionally, the tanks feature a level sensor that allows you to monitor the oil level accurately.
The used cooking oil systems we install consist of the following:
- Portable filter machines
- Oil shuttles
- Connective piping
- UCO storage tank
Call Your Orlando Oil Recycler – Mahoney Environmental
Mahoney Environmental is committed to helping foodservice businesses in Orlando, FL, and its neighboring regions by providing an array of comprehensive cooking oil services. Our offerings include automated cooking oil handling systems, professional grease trap cleaning and maintenance, and efficient cooking oil pickup and recycling solutions.
To explore how Mahoney Environmental can cater to your specific needs, please reach out to us at (800) 892-9392.