Biodiesel company will take your old cooking grease



Posted on November 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 24 at 10:46 AM

SEATTLE - It is the one leftover nobody wants - all that greasy, used cooking oil you end up with after creating a Thanksgiving feast. Well a Seattle company says they want it and they are making it easy for you to dump your oily problem on them.

General Biodiesel has installed 'Biofuel Banks' at nine sites around the area where you can take your grease, any day, any time of day, of dump it. They will use it to create biodiesel fuel that they sell to local business to fuel their fleets and other machinery.

"We take any kind of vegetable oils, anything you fry with," said Elisa La Cava, a Business Development Associate with General Biodiesel. "So if you're making turkey or chicken, just put it into a container and you can drop it off when you go grocery shopping."

By pulling in greasy deposits from residents and several area restaurants General Biodiesel says it can produce hundreds of thousands of gallons of the fuel.

Drop-off sites

Simply pour your oil into any one of thecollection tanks for recycling.  The tanks are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week in the following locations:

Bellevue - Crossroads Golf: 15801 NE 15th Street

Burien - Municipal Parking Lot: 634 SW 151st Street

Georgetown / SODO
  • General Biodiesel: 6333 1st Ave South. Tank is located mid-way along the river side of the building by glass doors
  • Republic Services: 54 South Dawson Street

Madison Park - Bert’s Red Apple: 1801 41st Avenue East. Blue barrel is in alley behind store

Mercer Island - Presbyterian Church: 3605 84th Ave SE. Tank is located just inside the North Driveway

Olympia - Thurston County Hazardous Waste Division: 412 Lilly Road NE

Renton - Republic Services: 501 Monster Road SW

Sammamish - Safeway: 630 228th Avenue NE - Tank is located behind the store

Shoreline - Central Market: 15505 Westminster Way N. Tank is located to the right of the main front doors