Item
Cooking oil
Description

Cooking oil can be recycled at some of the Household Waste Recycling Centres. Find which recycling centre you can take this item to using our what you can take where (map).

Cooking oil can cause problems for the environment if not disposed of properly. It should not be put down surface drains as it can contaminate drinking water and can be very harmful to wildlife

. As an alternative to disposal, leftover cooking oil can be used as a substitute for creosote which is now banned. It is a good preservative, does not discolour wood and is safe to use near animals and plants.