The free service to citizens is at no cost to Charleston County through its partnership with Green Energy Biofuel.
Green Energy Biofuel is an SC-based alternative fuels company that refines and recycles used cooking oil and other food products from kitchens + food manufacturers — resulting in a biodiesel product.
What’s considered improper disposal of cooking oil?
- Sewer drains
- Kitchen drains
- Anything that leads to our waterways
As oil floats on the surface of water, it acts as a barrier preventing the transfer of oxygen to the water. These oils never safely dissolve in water. The oils are either removed by humans, settle onto wildlife or plants, or bio-degrade after many years into toxic by-products.
Have questions about dumping cooking oil in the county? Give the Charleston County Environmental Management Department a call at (843) 720- 7111.
If you are looking for more ways to recycle, take a look at our list of Charleston recycling guidelines here. ♻️