New biodiesel recycling program in SLO County
The Biodiesel Club is excited to announce a new community partnership formed between its club, the Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay and the SLO Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) to keep used cooking oil out of the landfills and local sewers by recycling the unwanted waste into biodiesel.
Starting on Saturday, November 22, the IWMA has begun accepting used cooking oil, in a sturdy plastic container, at five Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites in San Luis County. These sites include:
- Cold Canyon Landfill, HWY. 227, San Luis Obispo, (805) 782-8530 — HHW facility is open Friday and Saturday 11AM to 3PM
- Chicago Grade Landfill –HWY 41, Atascadero — (805) 782-8530 — HHW facility is open Saturday 11AM to 3PM
- Morro Bay Waste Water Plant –160 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay — (805) 782-8530 — HHW facility is open Saturday 11AM to 3PM
- Nipomo Facility — 509 Southland, Nipomo — (805) 782-8530 –HHW facility is open Saturday 11AM to 3PM
- Paso Robles Landfill –Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles — (805) 782-8530 — HHW facility is open Saturday 11AM to 3PM
Visit the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority website for more details.
The Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay will partner with The Biodiesel Club to spread the word about the new drop off locations, as well as work with The Biodiesel Club to create information packets and children’s educational materials, as well as develop materials for a public awareness campaign. Trina Dougherty, the president of the Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay, says, “The Club supports the new recycling program, and we look forward to participating in the creation of a program that turns waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. It’s exciting when we can find a way to keep waste out of our county’s landfills and turn it into energy.”