Recycle Your Cooking Oil

Dumping cooking oil down the drain can cause issues with sewer pipes, and dumping it outside could attract animals or vermin; so, the City is partnering 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?

  • Motor oil
  • Transmission fluid
  • Crisco, or solid cooking oils.
  • Lard

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:

  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.