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What are some ways to dispose of used peanut oil?

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Small amounts of used peanut oil can be disposed of in the garbage, while larger amounts can disposed of at a municipal household hazardous waste collection facility or recycled into bio-diesel or straight vegetable oil. To recycle peanut oil, contact local restaurants or universities, or offer it privately.

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Restaurants that frequently use cooking oils often get paid for their disposed oil if it can be made into bio-diesel. This makes them more willing to accept privately donated oils. Many engineering or environmental sciences departments have small bio-diesel research or production programs and accept donated peanut oil. To offer used peanut oil for private use, post an ad online or in a local newspaper. Individuals who run converted diesel vehicles often make their own bio-diesel at home and are in need of used oil.

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