Oil & Grease

Oil & Grease Recycling & Disposal

Recycling used oil and grease isn’t just great for our customers’ wallets. It’s also better for the environment. Whether you’re looking to get rid of used grease at a construction site or schedule routine pickups of cooking oil from a restaurant, we’ve got you covered.


Vegetable Oil Recycling

There are right ways and wrong ways to dispose of vegetable oil, both on a small scale and a large scale. From homeowners to industrial manufacturers, we’re all responsible for disposing of it properly. Ideally, that means recycling it, but even throwing it in the garbage is better than pouring it down a drain.


Reusing Vegetable Oil

Not all home chefs realize this, but if they haven’t heated their oil past its smoke point, it can be reused. This applies not just to vegetable oil, but also to just about any other oil or fat used in the average kitchen. To reuse the oil, strain it through cheesecloth while it’s still warm enough to be in liquid form, then store it in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.


Make sure to smell the oil before using it again to make sure it hasn’t gone rancid, but it should be fine to use a few times for frying, sauteing, or baking. After it’s outlived its usefulness, get rid of what’s left by recycling it or, in the worst-case scenario, putting it back into a sealed container and throwing it in the garbage.


The Wrong Ways to Dispose of Vegetable Oil

Pouring vegetable oil down the drain is never a good idea. Even home chefs should avoid pouring used oil down the drain. It clogs the plumbing system, and if the home, office, or restaurant is connected to the municipal sewer line, it can contribute to larger clogs that can cause a lot of damage and a lot of headaches for anyone who relies on municipal water treatment facilities.


Disposing of the vegetable oil outdoors is an equally bad option. It can seep into the groundwater, and even if it doesn’t, it will almost certainly cause problems for local wildlife and plants.


Better Alternatives

If homeowners just need to get rid of a tiny amount of vegetable oil, they can either sop it up with a paper towel and put it in with their green waste, if possible, or in the garbage. Small amounts of oil can also be frozen before disposal.


The best way to get rid of any serious quantity of vegetable oil is to recycle it. This keeps the oil out of landfills and allows it to be repurposed as biodiesel or another alternative energy source. Homeowners who want to get rid of a small amount of oil can mix all their kitchen oils and fats together and bring them to a collection site in the same container. There’s no need to freeze or refrigerate it beforehand. Just strain the oil before disposing of it to get rid of any lingering food particles.


Commercial kitchen owners and consumers who have to get rid of a lot of oil may not want to haul it to the collection site themselves. That’s where we come in. Our customers can just place all their used oil in a container, then trust us to deal with it responsibly. Call first to check whether different types of oil can be mixed, though, as restrictions vary based on municipality and collection site.


Other Forms of Kitchen Grease

While vegetable oil is the most common substance used in residential and commercial kitchens, it’s not the only kind of kitchen waste that produces grease. Meat, butter, lard, shortening, dairy products, and even salad dressing all contain oil or fat, and all of them create grease. Don’t pour them down the drain. Follow the advice above for safe and efficient disposal. Disposing of grease safely may take a small amount of extra effort, but it will pay off in the form of reduced plumbing bills, improved environmental stewardship, increased social responsibility, and fewer headaches caused by clogged drains.


Kitchen Oil Recycling Services

Commercial kitchens produce a lot more oil than the average residential household, so they need to come up with a more comprehensive plan for disposal. Recycling is especially key for commercial business owners, food pantry managers, caterers, and others who handle large amounts of kitchen oil. More oil means more to gain if it’s recycled, and more to lose if it’s tossed in a landfill.


You can call us to make arrangements for onetime or scheduled kitchen oil pickups. Just place it in an approved container, then we’ll come to pick it up at a time that works for you. If you need extra pickups after cleaning grease traps or finishing up a large catering run, give us a call to find out how we can accommodate your needs.


Construction Site Grease Disposal

Just about all construction equipment, from backhoes and bulldozers to cranes and rollers, needs to be greased to keep it running smoothly. Greasing equipment provides resistance to extreme pressures, ensures optimal performance within a wider temperature range, and reduces machine susceptibility to salt and corrosion. Once it’s outlived its usefulness, though, it also creates a new waste stream.


Contractors can trust us to dispose of their used grease responsibly. Those who want to kill two birds with one stone can also ask us about dedicated construction dumpsters. We can take everything from dirt and used concrete to wood and roofing materials, and our temporary dumpsters come in all sizes. Working with the same waste management team to meet all your needs will simplify your operation, and it may even save you some money. Give us a call to discuss options.


The Bottom Line

Used kitchen oil and grease don’t belong in a landfill. Even if it’s no longer good for cooking, it can be repurposed for use in an alternative energy vehicle. No matter how much, or how little, grease you have, you can trust us to help you figure out a responsible option for disposal.


Vegetable Oil Recycling

In Canada, we produce and use a lot of vegetable oil. Vegetable oil can be used and reused and used again, as long as it has not been brought past its smoking point. Busy kitchens go through a lot of oil and, when it is no longer viable for cooking, it can be turned into useful biodiesel. Making biofuel out of used oil is a clean and sustainable practice utilized the world over for all sorts of personal and industrial purposes. Knowing that the materials we use en masse are being disposed of or repurposed correctly is something we can all appreciate.

Kitchen Oil Recycling Collection Service

Most households rely on some form of oil to cook meals with, but it is always a battle to figure out what to do with it once it has turned rancid. The oil in your deep fryer can be used a few times before it loses its luster. When your kitchen oil no longer smells fresh you should strain it to remove food particles and store it in a clean, dry, plastic container. There are many companies all across the country that are happy to help you recycle your oil and most of them pay you to do it!

Commercial Grease Recycling Collection Services

Across Canada, restaurants are busy cooking breakfast on the griddle, frying burgers for lunch, and sauteing fresh fish for dinner. Throughout the day, the chef at the flattop is scraping that old grease into a trap so fresh ingredients can be laid atop the surface to be cooked to perfection. All that grease builds up and tossing it down the drain creates plumbing and environmental issues. We do not provide the traps and the service you require to continue running smoothly but there is someone available in your area for grease recycling. A simple search will help you find the right company for the job.

Industrial Kitchen Oil Recycling Services & Removal

There are massive industrial kitchens all over Canada. In our prison systems and detention centers, places of public and private education, food programs for the needy, hotels, and convention centers across the country all need oil disposal services. Canadians go through approximately 600,000 tonnes of kitchen oil every year. That is an incredible amount of product and, though much of it goes to private residences as well, all of it will need to be recycled someday. When you need to dispose of your industrial oil, trust your local oil recycling company to have the equipment and the technicians necessary to get the job done right.

Grease Removal Service

Canadians have been recycling used grease for generations. Companies have expertly trained and experienced staff to remove it safely and dispose of it within Canada’s strict environmental guidelines. Grease removal service keeps this harmful material from clogging drains and plugging up soils in landfills. Ongoing dedication to keeping Canada pristine keeps grease out of delicate ecosystems, preventing it from poisoning wildlife and waterways. When your grease trap is full, there are always choices to be had as to who gets to pay you for it and these professionals are going to make sure that all that crud is dealt with responsibly.


To go alongside your grease and oil storage, we offer top-notch top-loading recycling bins and skips for your recycling needs. There is no concern about the safe and effective storage of any material when Trash King is on the job. Simply call us and tell us what you need and where to go. Our touchless payment options keep you safe and our technicians are guaranteed to drop your bin in a COVID-protected manner. When you have filled your bin to the line, call us and we will cart it off for proper treatment. You can always depend on Trash King Dumpster Rentals & Bins.


There are a lot of different kinds of oil out there and all of them can be harmful if improperly stored and disposed of. Kitchen oil and grease are one thing but at least they can be turned into biodiesel, a clean and sustainable product. But what about lubricating oils like oil 7? Firstly, what is this stuff? This is all the oil you run through machinery. Your car or truck, motorcycle, lawnmower, trains, planes, and all other automobiles require this lubricant to run smoothly, without seizing up and breaking down. To find a disposal company you can count on, look to the professionals.

Grease & Oil Recycling Directory


  • Richmond Recycling Depot
  • 5555 Lynas Lane
    Richmond, BC V7C 5B2
  • (604) 276-4000
  • Disposal Yes
  • Recycling No


  • Earthworks Recycling Company
  • 123 – 11568 Eburne Way
    Richmond, BC
  • (604) 945-8864
  • Disposal Yes
  • Recycling Yes


  • Earthworks Recycling Company
  • 33670 Valley Rd.
    Abbotsford, BC V2S 7B3
  • (604) 945-8864
  • Disposal Yes
  • Recycling Yes

Maple Ridge

  • Company Name
  • 10092 236th St
    Maple Ridge, BC V2W 1B7
  • (604) 463-5545
  • Disposal Yes
  • Recycling Yes


  • Zero Waste Centre
  • 8588 Yukon St
    Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M1
  • (604) 873-7000
  • Disposal Yes
  • Recycling Yes



Our dedicated oil dumpsters are guaranteed to keep your lot safe from spills while they store your used oil. Oil can be a messy business and sometimes it is necessary to have a bin exclusive to oil. Kitchens from boutique to industrial never have to worry about where their oil is going to be stored or with what level of professionalism it will be managed and disposed of. Rental is easy and delivery a cinch. Simply give us a shout and we will be happy to fill your request. We only need a day, sometimes less, and removal is just a phone call away.


If you are starting a pub or restaurant, are designing an industrial kitchen to fit into some area of Canada’s industrial sector, are refining your own restaurant, or participating in any number of other food-related projects, you need grease services. Though Trash King has dumpsters for garbage and bins for recycling and waste disposal, we do not supply dumpsters for grease. When your grease trap gets full, the volume has to go somewhere, and health and safety regulations say it has to be stored away from the kitchen. There are numerous grease and oil recycling companies, and they are experienced and professional.


So, you have been working hard in your kitchen, you have been serving up hundreds of breakfasts, lunches, or dinners and you realize that over time, you have filled your grease bin. No problem! Canada is filled with companies that will take care of your used oil and grease. Most times, because of its usefulness in biodiesel production, oil and grease recycling companies will pay you for the pleasure of taking the material away and getting rid of it. If your business produces gobs of grease, you can offset your operation costs by quite a bit while helping the environment.


Whether it’s oil, grease, food waste, rubbish, or recycling, you never have to look far for a reliable kitchen bin rental company. We travel far and wide to assist our service industry and are proud to provide a variety of kitchen bins to locations all across British Columbia and Canada. We relish being available to take care of the mess, but we do not offer grease and oil bins. For all your oil and grease needs, companies like EcoZero and DT Environmental are on the job so you can get back to doing what you love and cooking that good food.

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