The used cooking oils you have at home can be used and valued in the production of waste biofuels. Pouring them directly into the sink not only pollutes and damages wastewater treatment systems, but also represents a waste of raw material with the potential to be reused.
UCO recycling from the HORECA sector, e.g. restaurants, hotels, etc., is already well developed in most EU Member States, but household collection systems are only in early development stages.
A few countries, notably Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK, have managed to introduce successful nationwide collection systems and others like Sweden, Italy and Portugal have set up successful regional collection systems.
To recycle your oil, you can contact your municipality to find out if there is a waste oil collection system in place, and if not, you can reach out to recycling companies operating in your area.