Doing a lot of frying over Thanksgiving? New Seasons Market is launching a program to turn Thanksgiving leftovers into clean fuel, and raise money for Meals on Wheels at the same time.
In a partnership with SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, New Seasons is offering a environmentally friendly way to dispose of kitchen grease after the holiday.
This year Sequential Pacific Biodiesel is partnering with the local grocer to host cooking oil recycling drop-off stations at three of their neighborhood stores: Orenco Station located at 1453 NE 61st Ave. in Hillsboro; Seven Corners at 1954 SE Division St. in Portland, and at New Seasons in Vancouver store, located in the Fisher’s Landing Marketplace at 2100B SE 164th Ave. Used cooking oil can be brought to these designated New Seasons Markets locations on November 30 and December 1 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., where it will be collected and recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner burning alternative to traditional diesel fuel. As an added bonus, SeQuential Pacific will donate $1.00 to New Season’s Meals on Wheels campaign for every gallon of cooking collected during this time.
Please keep in mind the following considerations for recycling holiday cooking oil:
Used cooking oil should be cooled and transported in the container it was purchased in, or in a container with a securely fastened lid.
Used cooking oil is only being accepted at the Orenco Station, Seven Corners and Fisher’s Landing New Seasons locations (Addresses available online).
New Seasons is only accepting used cooking oil for recycling on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1. To recycle cooking oil after these dates, please visit http://www.sqpbiodiesel.com/drop-off for a list of drop off locations.