Used Cooking Oil Recycling

Why UCO (Used Cooking Oil) recycling Matters:

Carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels accounts for two-thirds of the human induced global warming effect. We must act now to transform into a sustainable, green economy. Building awareness to the threat of global warming is necessary to promote positive action.

It is estimated that there are over 1 million restaurants in the United States link all producing large volumes of cooking oil, that if disposed of improperly can cause detrimental effects on our environment.

Even a small quantity of cooking oil can cause environmental harm. You can do your part by working with Shockley Sustainable Solutions to repurpose and recycle your used cooking oil.

When you work with Shockley Sustainable Solutions, you are making a measurable contribution to our local area. Repurposing your used cooking oil reduces waste, protects the environment, and is cost effective… in fact it’s FREE! Our brand is based on trust, honesty, and integrity. We want you to feel confident selling your used fats and cooking oils to us. We will ensure that you understand how your cooking oils will be safely removed and utilized and provide you a quarterly report on how much carbon has been offset by your partnership with us. We track every pickup with our proprietary system to keep your up to date and informed.

UCO (Used Cooking Oil) Uses

Manufacturers are discovering a variety of applications for UCO (used cooking oil), growing in popularity, including as a biofuel and cosmetic ingredient.

 Here are a few:


Vegetable oils and animal fats can be converted into biofuel, specifically biodiesel. Cooking oil is a key component in the process. It is a renewable fuel produced from soybeans, canola, corn, grapeseed, sunflowers, and palms. Biofuels are in high demand due to the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard requirements. We are proud to say that our used cooking oil is recycled into biodiesel fuel used by the United States military!


Alkaline bases (usually sodium hydroxide, also known as lye) and fat (oil) are required to make soap. Manufacturers may also add natural ingredients like essential oils, milk, and exfoliants.


Foundation, lipsticks, concealers, and eye shadow are all cosmetics that rely on oil to create a soft texture and easy-to-spread consistency. Cosmetics may have up to 99% oil content, giving them their smooth texture and simple spreading ability. This also supports manufacturers in their desire to produce and provide natural and cruelty free brands.


Used cooking oils are finding exceptional use as a natural fertilizer, proving a clean green alternative to harsh commercial fertilizer options, and in turn providing truly green produce and plants.

Benefits for Food Service Companies

Working with a trusted cooking oil recycling company can be extremely beneficial to your finances, the environment, and it can also free up valuable time and space. Whether you are a restaurant, food truck, hospital, caterer, or something else food service related having a clear disposal plan for your used cooking oils is extremely beneficial. No more clogged drains and plumbing, or dumping in your trash, instead the hard part is done for you, and you can feel good achieving sustainability, doing your part and generating extra income for your business by selling your used vegetable oil.

How does cooking oil recycling work?

Shockley Sustainable Solutions has created a simple and hassle-free method for helping business owners’ profit from cooking oil collection and recycling. Our customers receive a reliable, free, friendly, and efficient service that is local and dedicated to your satisfaction.

Our customers use on-site containers to safely collect and store your used grease and cooking oils. These containers are then collected weekly or as needed and transported to a processing plant where they are treated and used for different products and applications.

Are you a commercial food production business looking for a more effective method of disposing of waste materials and cooking oils? Let’s Talk! Submit the below form and we will be in touch.