But, does anyone have the same problem that I had when it comes to what to do with the old past-it's-prime cooking oil? You can't just chuck it down the drain - it will clog up the pipes. And on the farm, especially, I can't chuck it down the drain - it'll land in my grey water reed bed. Nope - definitely not a good idea!
What I tend to do is use an old 20lt bucket, which I fill with sand. The old oil gets sieved into this bucket, and I keep my garden tools in it. The oil in the sand helps to prevent the tools going rusty, especially in our wet winters.
But, prior to chucking the oil into the sand I use the oil to remove sticky labels from re-usable glass jars after we have consumed their contents.
|Perfectly good glass jars which are suitable for|
re-using - but I hate the labels...
|Submerge the label part of the jar in an oil filled container|
We only deep fry food (mainly delicious hot chip / fries LOL) about once or twice a month and the amount of used oil we produce doesn't warrant investing in the necessary equipment, nor do we have anything which runs on bio-diesel. I also am not aware of an oil recycling facility in this country. So, for me, this method of re-using / disposing of the oil, is the best solution.
What do you do with your old oil?