After all of the holiday food preparation and consumption, comes the waste. In an attempt to divert hundreds of gallons of used holiday cooking oil …
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After all of the holiday food preparation and consumption, comes
In an attempt to divert hundreds of gallons of used holiday
cooking oil from landfills and municipal sewer systems, Rocky
Mountain Sustainable Enterprises is joining with several cities
across the state — including Littleton for the third annual
“Holiday recycOil” event.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, area residents can dump their
oil into barrels set up at the Littleton City Center, 2255 W. Berry
It’s the second year for Littleton to take part in the event,
which has served Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Longmont and more for
In 2007, Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises collected nearly
2,000 gallons of waste at locations in 10 cities.
RMSE is a clean tech developer and owner/operator of liquid
waste handling systems, biofuels and feedstock production
facilities and vertically integrated biofuel supply chains.
It’s dedicated to enhancing the environmental and economic
performance of its hundreds of commercial customers through the
In 2008, Littleton recycled nearly 2,000 pounds of used cooking
oil for biofuel use in the future, during RMSE’s event.
Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises is developing an advanced
biodiesel production facility (Colorado bioXchange) in Fort Morgan
that will produce renewable biodiesel fuel from waste feedstocks,
including the waste cooking oil collected through the recycling
In addition, the organization provides its used cooking oil
recycling service to over 1,500 restaurants, commercial food
facilities and municipal recycling centers throughout the Rocky
By choosing to recycle waste cooking oil, families and
households are helping to reduce costs and taxes associated with
residential and municipal sewer maintenance and to reduce pollution
of precious stream and river ecosystems as well as the region’s
underground fresh water resources, Rocky Mountain Sustainable
Enterprises officials said.
“We have partnered with cities to develop awareness on waste oil
streams that can go into biodiesel production,” said Aaron Perry,
chief executive officer of RSME. “They can avoid unnecessary costs
from damage or maintenances on sewers or plumbing if it’s poured
down the drain or damage to the environment if land filled.”
This is not the first environmental step for Littleton. In fact,
the city’s reputation is what led to its inclusion in recylcOil
event in 2007.
For several years, the City has won Environmental Leadership
awards for voluntarily going beyond compliance with state and
federal regulations and for their commitment to continual
For event locations and more detailed information on Holiday
recycOil visit: WWW.RMSE.BIZ
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