New recycling containers for used cooking oil in Puerto del Rosario


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 16-06-2024
  • Fuerteventura
  • Photo Credit: Ayuntamiento de Puerto del Rosario
New recycling containers for used cooking oil in Puerto del Rosario

The Puerto del Rosario Council has initiated the installation of thirty containers in the capital of Fuerteventura to dispose of used cooking oil in residential areas. This effort follows the recent contract awarded to Martínez Cano Canarias, the company responsible for managing the service.

Mayor David de Vera emphasised the initiative's significance: "The installation of these containers is a significant step towards sustainability and environmental protection in our municipality. We encourage everyone to make use of these containers and continue contributing to improving our environment."

David de León, the councillor for Municipal Services, stressed the importance of proper disposal methods, reminding citizens to deposit oil in plastic bottles to prevent spills. He advised against using glass containers and encouraged residents to correctly dispose of used vegetable oil in the easily identifiable orange collection containers, which include clear instructions on the recycling process.

New recycling containers for used cooking oil in Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario is the first municipality in Fuerteventura to comply with Waste Law 7/2022, which mandates the collection of household items, oil, bulky waste, and textiles by January 1st, 2025.

Recycling cooking oil has substantial environmental benefits, including reducing CO2 emissions. Recycled oil can be transformed into products such as soaps, lubricants, and biodiesel, with 80 litres of biodiesel produced from every 100 litres of recycled oil.

Used oil is highly polluting, with a single litre capable of contaminating thousands of litres of water which is why correct disposal is crucial.

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