Top 5 Do's and Don't's of Grease Trap Maintenance

Top 5 Do's and Don't's of Grease Trap Maintenance

If you own a restaurant, then you should have a grease trap in the kitchen.

A grease trap can be a life-saving device when it comes to keeping your pipes from getting blocked. It must be maintained in order for it to work properly.

Grease trap maintenance is so important that, depending on where you live, you can be charged a hefty fine for not complying with the grease trap guidelines.

Check out the top five do's and do not's of grease trap maintenance.

5 Signs it's Time to Hire Grease Trap Cleaning Services

5 Signs it's Time to Hire Grease Trap Cleaning Services

Did you know that over 71% of all sewage backups in New York City are caused by the improper disposal of grease and fat?

This isn't just a problem for New York City, but for large and small cities all over the world.

If you are opening a restaurant, it is important that you make sure you have the proper grease traps. But you cannot just install them and leave them be, you need to maintain them as well.

Here are 5 signs that you need grease trap cleaning services.

Why Should You Recycle Used Cooking Oil?

Why Should You Recycle Used Cooking Oil?

There are almost 650,000 restaurants in America. All use a large amount of cooking oil in their daily operations.

If you're a restaurant owner, one choice you have is what to do with all that used cooking oil at the end of the day. Sure, you could throw it away but there are many reasons why you shouldn't.

We're here to tell you why you should recycle used cooking oil.

How to Recycle Your Cooking Oil

How to Recycle Your Cooking Oil

In the US alone, restaurants and hotels use over 3 billion gallons of cooking oil every single year. While some of that is absorbed during the cooking process, much of it is used in deep fryers and disposed of after it's no longer useful or clean. It can be dangerous or illegal to dispose of it improperly, so make sure you know all about cooking oil recycling.

How is Biodiesel Made From Waste Cooking Oil Collection?

How is Biodiesel Made From Waste Cooking Oil Collection?

If you're reading this, you probably already know what biodiesel is.

If not, it's a renewable source of fuel for diesel engines that is cleaner, cheaper, and better for the environment than diesel. This post, however, will focus on exactly how it's made from waste cooking oil collection.

Keep reading to learn more about this alternative fuel.

5 Things About Biodiesel You Probably Didn't Know

5 Things About Biodiesel You Probably Didn't Know

With Earth Day fast approaching, it is a perfect time to revisit the positive impact biodiesel fuel has on both the environment and our economy. We touched on some of these benefits in a previous blog post called Environmentally Friendly, Biodiesel Fuel.  In an effort to help demystify what biodiesel is and what it is made of, we referenced Biodiesel.org for their illuminating research and information. Here's an exerpt:

SAF Partner Spotlight: California Indian Gaming Casinos

SAF Partner Spotlight: California Indian Gaming Casinos

If you have been itching for a trip to Las Vegas you may want to consider visiting one of your nearby Indian Gaming Casinos instead. They have all the gaming entertainment of Las Vegas, in a resort setting. Many have hotel accommodations, restaurants, cafes, day spas, RV parks, and even golf courses! In this blog, we feature 5 such casino resorts, each of which is also a recycling partner of Smart Alternative Fuels.

SAF Partner Spotlight: San Francisco Restaurants

SAF Partner Spotlight: San Francisco Restaurants

When that hunger craving hits, you know, the one where the standard take-out grub just won't cut it - we can't help but think about the mouth-watering dishes found in the Bay Area. These are the kind of hotspots where a quick glance through the menu leaves you wanting one of everything. In this blog, we feature 4 such restaurants, each of which is also a recycling partner of Smart Alternative Fuels.

Environmentally Friendly, Biodiesel Fuel

Environmentally Friendly, Biodiesel Fuel

Biodiesel fuel is manufactured from recycled grease and is a biodegradable, renewable resource. It is a cleaner-burning replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel was originally introduced in the 1970's, but lagged as a viable competitor to traditional gasoline products. As environmental data poured in over the next few decades however, new concerns and a combined interest in becoming self-sufficient by decreasing dependence on imported petroleum launched biodiesel fuel into the forefront.

SAF Partner Spotlight: Virtual Pub Crawl (Part II)

SAF Partner Spotlight: Virtual Pub Crawl (Part II)

As mentioned last week, we have partnered with a number of breweries and pubs in Oregon and California for their recycling cooking oil needs. Along the way, we have discovered they are all award winning establishments for their craft beers and for some, their delicious menu items. They are all noteworthy and well worth a visit to discover your favorites. We are introducing you to them in a two-part post...here is Part II of our Virtual Pub Crawl!

SAF Partner Spotlight: Virtual Pub Crawl (Part I)

SAF Partner Spotlight: Virtual Pub Crawl (Part I)

Make your next west coast vacation a pub crawl! We have been fortunate to partner with a number of breweries and pubs in the last several years that we thought it would be great fun to introduce you them this week. We have given a little bit of history and information below, situated from Central Oregon down to Central California. Along the way, you can explore Mt. Bachelor and stay at Sunriver Resort, visit the shorelines of Humboldt County, hike the Redwoods of Northern California, houseboat on Lake Shasta, and even take an excursion to Pier 39 in San Francisco.

SAF Partner Spotlight: The French Laundry

SAF Partner Spotlight: The French Laundry

Thomas Keller's The French Laundry was opened in 1994, and has been widely renowned as one of the world's best restaurants for the past 23 years, boasting a Michelin-three-star rating since 2007. In fact, Chef Keller is America's most Michelin decorated chef. Featuring American cuisine with French technique, this historical and quaint cottage-like restaurant is nestled in the Napa Valley (Yountville, CA).  Fun Fact: The site was a steam laundry throughout the early 1900's named "The French Laundry."