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New cooking oil recycling scheme is launched in Norwich

13:12 15 July 2014

The new oil bank being launched in the car park of Sainsbury

The new oil bank being launched in the car park of Sainsbury's Brazen Gate, Norwich. Councillor Keith Driver depositing a container of oil for recycling. Photo: Steve Adams

A new cooking oil recycling scheme has been launched in Norwich.

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Six new recycling banks for used cooking oil and fats have been placed around the city, and the initiative was launched by Norwich City Council and Anglian Water today at the recycling bank at the Queens Road Sainsbury’s.

The new initiative aims to help cut down on illegal dumping of fats down the kitchen sink and elsewhere, which blocks pipes and drains. Anglian Water deals with 35,000 blockages a year with more than half caused by items like used fats, oils and grease.

Vegetable and cooking oil, lard, roasting fats, BBQ fats, grill fats, margarine and butter can be put in the banks which are located at Waitrose in Eaton Centre, near the shops in Enfield Road, Sainsbury’s in Queens Road, Morrisons in Albion Way, Tuckswood shops and St Saviours Car Park.

Bensons Products Limited will take the waste to a processing plant where the products will be turned into biodiesel.

Visit www.norwich.gov.uk/cookingoil

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