Fats, oils and grease now clogging kitchen drains, regional sewage pipes and septic fields can now be donated free by homeowners for making biodiesel vehicle fuel as four new deposit bins were slated for use Tuesday.
"To our knowledge,' said FOG-buster Rick Juliusson of Cowichan Energy Alternatives, "this is the first time in Canada these kind of bins are being used to collect residential cooking oil.
"As always, the Cowichan Valley is blazing the path," he said, saluting bin buyers Duncan council and the Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Those residential waste cooking-oil collections bins — bought by taxpayers at $2,500 each — will sit in Cowichan Bay, and at three rural recycling facilities to help haul an annual 139,000 kilograms of greasy crud from household systems.
"Basically, all this oil goes down the drain and causes sewer back ups," said Juliusson. "We don't want things like solid bacon fat, but liquid oils like olive and vegetable oil."
Full article at: Cowichan News Leader
By Peter Rusland