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Donate Your Thanksgiving Cooking Oil So Others Can Convert it to Fuel

Picture taken from Divinedinnerparty.com

Picture taken from Divinedinnerparty.com

I just had to highlight this great idea that my friends at the Bountifuel Energies Cooperative and Re505 have cooked up (pun intended).

In case you haven’t heard of them, Bountifuel Energies Coop is a worker-owned cooperative that turns waste cooking oil into bio-diesel, and Re505 is our local hub for e-waste recycling.  Both of these organizations are helping to take our city and state into the next level of recycling and reuse of materials that many of us usually throw-away.

And what’s great about this action is that they are offering a place for us to dispose of all the oil we used to cook with during Thanksgiving, and then are showing the opportunity that waste oil poses as an alternative fuel.  Not only is this service being offered free of charge, but they are also offering up raffle tickets to people who donate to win prizes to some awesome places around town.

A description of the event from the Re505 website:

Bring your waste cooking oil from the holiday to be made in to biodiesel by The Bountifuel Energies Coop. The collection event will  run next week from Monday-Friday 10am-5pm*. Bring by your waste oil during that time and you will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win prizes from May Café, PeiWei Uptown, & O’Neill’s Pub and Line-X. These restaurants are cooperative community partners, who donate waste oil for the production of local biodiesel fuel.

Re505 will also be open as usual from Monday-Friday 10-5pm for dropping off eWaste. More info here

*Please bring waste vegetable cooking oil in its original (or other sturdy, sealed) container & E-waste off for recycling to drop off at the following ABQ locations:

Re505 llc – (505) 508-5913
717-A Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Two blks West of I-25, btw Elm & High St.
Drop off on in the warehouse driveway on the South side of Lead Ave.
Mon-Fri :10am-5pm
www.re505.com

Line-X, Inc. –  (505) 764-1971
2424 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1822
Plaza at Vassar (btw Carlisle & Indian School), on the South side of Menaul
Drop off inside the storefront. Look for the black & yellow Line-X sign.
Mon-Fri : 9am –5pm
www.linexofalbuquerque.com

*Note: Both locations will accept waste beginning this Friday, but stores will only be open to award donation raffle tickets M-F of next week.

Please contact us or call 505.508.5913 for more information.

So if you have any leftover oil left around from all the cooking you’ve done last week, now you know where to take it!



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