Used Cooking Oil Recycling

Fry food. Donate grease. Reduce emissions. Save our planet.

Did you know that the oil you use to fry your favorite foods could fuel an 18–wheeler?
The Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project (GYBP), a program of Operation REACH, Inc., is collecting used cooking oil from households. All cooking oil will be used to produce eco–friendly biodiesel fuel. Frying oil should not be handled until it has fully cooled. Please use a funnel to pour oil back into its original container before dropping off.
The used cooking oil collected by the GYBP is made into biodiesel fuel by youth participants involved in the program.
Contact: Daniel Nunez, Plant Manager
Turkey drive locations and drop off times are as follows:
Operation REACH, Inc.
1700 Josephine St.
New Orleans, LA
Mon Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 2
9am to 5pm
Whole Foods at Arabella Station
5600 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA
Mon Nov 28 thru Sat Dec 3
9am to 9pm
Whole Foods on Veterans
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, Louisiana
Mon Nov 28 thru Sat Dec 3
9am to 9pm
Delgado Jefferson Campus off Airline Hwy
5200 Blair Dr
Metairie, LA
Mon Nov 28 thru Fri Dec 2
9am to 5pm
Allied Waste Recycling (Also accepting recyclables)
808 L and A Road
Metairie, LA
Sat Dec 3
8am to 1pm
Additionally on Saturday, December 10, from 9:00 am – until noon, the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs, in conjunction with The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC), The Green Project and Operation REACH, Inc. will collect electronics, paint and used cooling oil collection from Jefferson Parish residents in the parking lot of the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.
At this event, only the following items will be accepted:
Electronic Waste: computers, monitors, printers, radios, camcorders, VCR’s, CD players, DVD players, MP3 players, telephones, stereos, Xboxes, Playstations, Wii, digital cameras and digital video cameras, digital picture frames, portable navigation and GPS devices (Garmin, Magellan, Tom-Tom), fax machines, circuit boards (of any type), processors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), toner cartridges, ink jet cartridges
Used Paint: Latex and Oil based coatings (not dried up or spoiled).
The following materials will not be accepted:
Pesticides; fluorescent and neon light bulbs and lighting ballasts; batteries; mercury and mercury containing equipment; liquid waste of any kind; paint; oil (can be brought to David Drive or Lapalco Trash drop-off sites); antifreeze (can be brought to David Drive or Lapalco Trash Drop-off Sites); ammunition; propane tanks; appliances; paper products, plastics, tin and aluminum cans.


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