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how to dispose of cooking oil - advice needed please

(8 Posts)
loobs2 Wed 24-Apr-13 19:04:02

I want to get rid of a bottle of vegetable oil but not sure of the best way to do this. I know you shouldn't pour it down the sink, so where......?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 24-Apr-13 19:05:25

I take mine to the local tip.

EffieTheDuck Wed 24-Apr-13 19:07:10

Mix it with sharp sand in a bucket and use it to clean your garden tools.

looseleaf Wed 24-Apr-13 19:07:28

I heard someone's good idea was (I think) to soak old bread in it and give to birds!
I pour into an old container lined with kitchen roll (when cool obviously !)

looseleaf Wed 24-Apr-13 19:08:05

Sorry only just realised a whole bottle

IamMummyhearmeROAR Wed 24-Apr-13 19:34:40

Our tip has cooking oil recycling

PigletJohn Wed 24-Apr-13 20:20:07

do you have bonfires or barbies? You can soak kitchen roll in it to get them started.

good idea about bread and birds

With smaller amounts, you pour it into a tin (with kitchen roll for oil, not needed for fat) and put in the bin. If the bottle is unopened you can bin it.

loobs2 Wed 24-Apr-13 21:43:46

Thanks everyone smile

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