FAQs

*Grease theft is a growing issue.  If your oil is stolen we cannot issue the receipt you need to prove proper disposal of your oil.  Be vigilant. Verify the person picking up your oil is driving an American By-Products Recyclers truck and wearing company uniform. Call 911 if you suspect theft. We offer $1,000 REWARD for information leading to arrest of grease thieves.*

How do I avoid DEP fines and penalties?

  • The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regularly inspects restaurants for compliance in their waste cooking oil disposal methods.  American By-Products Recyclers is licensed to pick up waste cooking oil in New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island) and New Jersey. Our drivers will provide you with the necessary receipts to prove that your establishment maintains proper disposal practices.  Please KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS on-site – without them you cannot prove to DEP inspectors that you are complying with the law.
  • The New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) mandates that establishments must properly dispose of used cooking oil (fats, oil and grease) with a licensed company in good standing. Companies in violation of this law can be fined up to $10,000!
  • Increasingly, New Jersey municipalities are requiring that restaurants dispose of their waste cooking oil in the proper fashion. The State of New Jersey has mandated by law that municipalities comply as of 2012 with the “Recycling Enhancement Act” N.J.S.A. 13:1E-00.16. We will provide you with all necessary paperwork to demonstrate that you are abiding by the law.

How much does your service cost?

  • American By-Products Recyclers offers FREE pickup of used cooking oil.

What areas do you service?

  • We service our clients all over New York (NYC) including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, as well as New Jersey (NJ).

What do you do with the oil?

  • The oil is processed and recycled to be used in many applications, including biodiesel.
Have another question?  Please call us at (800) 825-0630 or (908) 722-5900.  We are happy to assist you!