Project: Recycle Your Cooking Oil

One person’s waste is another person’s biofuel.

Cooking oil and grease is hard on municipal water sanitation systems and can increase the energy required to treat waste water. It’s also hard on your garbage disposal and can build up and cause major problems in your plumbing system. Dispose of used oil responsibly through Montgomery County’s cooking and vegetable oil recycling program, where it is reused in animal feed and biofuels. See the Resources tab below.

Montgomery County’s cooking grease/oils recycling locations and guidelines: Montgomery County.


There are no incentives for recycling used kitchen oil, but if you do it, you’ll eliminate one source of expensive plumbing repairs.

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More than 315 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in the U.S. in 2010 — including recycled vegetable oil. That’s well over twice the 112 million gallons produced in 2005.


  1. Dani

    254 Lord Byron Lane , Cockeysville , MD 21030
    cell 202-751-9818

    March 22, 2015

    My Green Montgomery Org
    Marketing Manager

    Dear Manager,

    I am looking forward to purchase processed used cooking oil with out the blended diesel. We are willing to purchase 300 to 400 matric tons or less in monthly basis.

    The first trail order should be 25 Tons.

    I will be waiting for your response.


  2. Gwen Bausmith

    Hi Dani,
    Unfortunately, we do not deal with used cooking oil. For questions regarding such, I would recommend contacting MC311 by dialing 311 from any phone in the County.

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