Anson County landfill now accepting cooking oil

Abby Cavenaugh Editor

August 29, 2013

As of Thursday, the Anson County Landfill will now accept used cooking oil.

“We have a tank in place and a vendor set up for picking up the product,” said David Jones, district manager for Peachland Hauling and the Anson Landfill.

“I am looking into the feasibility of having this program at all of the convenience sites or at least the ones that have higher volumes of traffic,” he added.

The used cooking oil will be converted into “a renewable green diesel fuel that has comparable properties to petroleum-based diesel,” Jones said. “The renewable diesel can be shipped by pipeline and meets low-carbon fuel standards.”

“Citizens have asked for it and Waste Connections has delivered once again,” Anson County Manager Lawrence Gatewood said.