The EcoZero recycling process helps businesses recycle their cooking oil in an effective manner.
Many companies are interested in working with us to find a way to recycle their used cooking oil. But we get a lot of questions about the actual process.
How does it work?
How long does it take?
Is it difficult or messy?
The answers, in order: You save your oil, we pick it up, you get paid. A few minutes every few weeks. Nope, not at all.
EcoZero has a proven system for helping local restaurants dispose of, get paid for, and recycle their used cooking oil into clean-burning, renewable biodiesel.
To give you a better understanding of our process, we wanted to map out the full thing–from start to finish.
We have a 6-step process that allows us to collect and convert oil from local businesses and turn it into clean-burning biodiesel fuel that’s used here in British Columbia and around the world.
This is how the process works.
Step 1: Clients Contact Us
The first step is when clients contact us to enter into the EcoZero program.
We explain how the process works, discuss the collection methods, and provide details about payment and schedules.
It’s important to know that we do not usually solicit companies to work with us. So, if you want to get started and learn more about converting your used cooking oil into fuel (and revenue for your business), then you need to take the first step and contact us.
Step 2: Deliver Containers
Once the client agrees to join our program, we deliver the containers they need to collect their oil safely and cleanly.
These specially designed oil containers allow us to quickly and easily collect oil from any of our clients anywhere in the city.
Some of our clients use existing bins or containers to hold the oil that they use, but we provide these containers free of charge to anyone who requests them.
Step 3: Collect Oil And Pay Clients
On the first scheduled pickup, our team will arrive at the client’s location to collect their used cooking oil.
The entire process takes just a few minutes and our team is specially trained to collect the oil cleanly and efficiently, without leaving behind a mess or safety hazard. We’ll arrive in special diesel trucks that make the entire process as pain-free as possible.
After collecting the oil, we pay the client based on the volume we collected.
You can set up recurring, scheduled pick ups, or request a visit manually on our website.
Step 4: Aggregate The Used Cooking Oil
Because we work with a number of clients all around the British Columbia area, we have to aggregate all of the oil that we collect into a single place.
As we collect oil from all of our clients, we add it together in our storage facility before moving onto the next steps to prepare it for conversion.
Step 5: Filter And Refine The Oil
Before the oil can be processed and turned into biofuel, it must first be filtered and refined to create oil that’s of a clean, uniform quality.
We use our special on-site process to first filter out any contaminants left in the oil and then refine it, removing additional impurities and preparing it for the final stage where it will be turned into clean-burning, renewable biodiesel.
Step 6: Commission Biodiesel Production
In the final phase of this process, we work with local biodiesel producers to convert the oil that we’ve collected into a clean and renewable fuel that’s used by cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
We transport the filtered and refined oil to their facility, where it undergoes the chemical process needed to be used as fuel.
The entire process is built on the idea that we should provide the best service possible to our clients. We make it quick, simple, and lucrative for local businesses to dispose of their oil in a responsible and sustainable way that benefits the entire community–and the planet.
Contact us today to learn more.