Used Cooking Oil Recycling and Grease Trap Pumping in Northern California

Since its founding in Redding in 2011, Smart Alternative Fuels™ has grown to become the leading provider of used cooking oil pickup and grease trap maintenance services in Northern California. With our local facilities, as well as our distributed fleet of service trucks and professional drivers, we easily and reliably serve clients in Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Weaverville, Mount Shasta, Yreka, Crescent City, Eureka, Burney, Alturas, and areas in between. Plus, we’re able to service accounts of all types and sizes – from restaurants, grocery stores, and food processors to casinos, hotels, and corporate campuses. We customize our used cooking oil recycling services to fit the needs of our customers.

Why Choose Smart Alternative Fuels?


With facilities up and down the West Coast and a large, distributed fleet of service trucks, we’re always nearby and ready to serve you.


We’re in our second decade of reliably serving thousands of customers. Our Autopilot Service means you’ll never worry about a missed oil pickup or trap service.


We can get you set up and started quickly with just a short call. And we’re available 24/7 for any service questions or issues.

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Cooking Oil Containers

All facilities are different. Let Smart Alternative Fuels help determine the best used cooking oil storage and transport solutions for your kitchen. We offer basic outdoor tanks, indoor tanks with wheels for easy transport, and more. Limited space? We’ve got you covered. We’ll keep your employees safe and restaurant clean, without the grease bin getting in the way. This is restaurant grease disposal done right.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you insured?

Yes, our used cooking oil collection company is fully insured.

Do you offer emergency used cooking oil pickup service?

We are available 24/7. We assess the situation and send out staff and equipment as soon as required.

Can I schedule a custom grease pickup?

Our Autopilot Service allows us to predict when your tank is full. But, sometimes seasonality and special events create emergency situations. If necessary, we’ll send a truck your way within 24 hours.

What is your service area?

We serve all of Northern California, including the Bay Area & Sacramento Metro area, as well as most of Oregon, Central & Eastern Washington, and Western Nevada.

Do you offer indoor and automated used cooking oil storage tanks?

We have a variety of solutions for transporting UCO from fryer to different types of storage tanks. We work with you to find the best solution for your business. Our restaurant grease disposal service is customized to you.

How do I know you’ll be more reliable than my current used cooking oil recycling company?

We’re in our second decade of reliably serving thousands of customers. Used cooking oil collection and grease traps are all that we do. We are a local company and listen carefully to our clients. We’re available by phone 24/7 to address service needs and questions. Our used cooking oil recycling company is designed around you.