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The Brattleboro Retreat will host the 10th Annual Ride for Heroes event at 10:00 am on Saturday, Aug. 17th with registration beginning at 9:00 am. The motorcycle ride starts and ends on the Retreat campus with a post-ride barbeque lunch. This is the 10th annual Ride for Heroes in support of the Retreat’s Uniformed Service […]Continue Reading


A number of homes in Melrose MA were flooded with sewer waste when a main line was blocked partly due to built up grease. Grease, as described in the article has been put down the drain overtime. When greases such as waste vegetable oil and animal fat come in contact with water and air, […]Continue Reading


We provide restaurants from Newport RI to Bangor ME to Albany NY a cooking oil receptacle free of charge. When cooled to a safe temperature ( below 100F), your employee will take oil from fryolators and pour it into our receptacle. Lifecycle Renewables’ cloud based logistics system uses historical collection data to predict when you […]Continue Reading


Here are the two steps to clean up spilled cooking oil: 1. Absorb the bulk of the spill using oil absorbent. Oil absorbent comes in basically two forms; 1. granular (in a bag) that can be spread onto oil spill and worked in with a broom or shovel, 2. Absorbent sheets that are laid on […]Continue Reading


and…. Who cares? Used cooking oil and greases have value in today’s greening world and so accurately describing them to a buyer such as Lifecycle Renewables, matters. If it comes out of a fryolator or other deep frying apparatus, it is usually described as: Used Cooking Oil Used fryer oil Waste Vegetable Oil and if […]Continue Reading


So, I have some fryolator oil and my grease recycler has horrible service, my grease bins are overflowing and I need to change my fryers.  What will happen if I pour this oil down the drain? Ultimately this: If you pour your oil down a kitchen sink drain, it will be in your grease trap […]Continue Reading


Is there greasy or soapy water coming out of your floor drain in your kitchen? This is less than zero fun for your staff! What’s going on here?             All restaurant plumbing configurations are different… especially in old cities like Boston. Generally there is a back up down stream of […]Continue Reading


Lifecycle Renewables has helped the sustain-ably minded folks at Northeastern University make the most of their waste kitchen grease. See the full article, and learn more about sustainable dining at Northeastern University, here.Continue Reading


Frying oil is expensive and you always want to make the most of it.  How do you know when to change your oil?  Most Chefs “just know” based upon the quality of the food coming out of the fryer. However, chemically, once you pour fresh oil into a hot fryer your oil begins to degrade. […]Continue Reading


The expense of cleaning your grease trap is one that you would rather not pay.  It doesn’t help your food and beverage sales, it doesn’t create loyal customers or even help improve quality.  It is just a cost of doing business.  To save money, you may decide to do it yourself. (if you can stomach […]Continue Reading