Dumping cooking oil down the drain can cause issues with sewer pipes, and dumping it outside could attract animals or vermin; so, the City has partnered with Newport Biodiesel to offer the community a safe and environmentally friendly option for disposing of cooking oil.
With a valid Recycling Center permit, residents and businesses can drop off their second use or waste vegetable oil at the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center (RDC) located at 255 Mount Wayte Avenue.
Newport Biodiesel collects the used oil collected at the RDC and will convert it to clean-burning fuel, making for a cleaner and greener community. Second use and waste vegetable oil can fuel diesel engines or home heating furnaces without modification.
Why: It's a cleaner and safer alternative to dumping oils down the drain, and they will be reused responsibly for future use, making for a more environmentally friendly community.
Who: Both residents and businesses in Framingham with valid Recycling Center permits. Resident permits are $20, and business permits are $50.
What is accepted through this program?
Second use, or waste vegetable oil. Any oil you would use to cook food in.
What is NOT accepted through this program?
Crisco, or solid cooking oils.
The City does collect unwanted motor oil, but it cannot be mixed with the vegetable oil, otherwise it can't be for this program.
How: Bring your cooking oils to the RDC during regular hours of operations: