A pilot project to sort household oil, which is currently underway in the fourth city district, has met with success. Do you know how many kilograms of oil and fats the residents of Čtyřka sort out every month?
Almost 60 specially marked black bins for used oil and grease from households are available at container stands and some separation points in the fourth district of Pilsen. A pilot project for the sorting of a specific type of waste is taking place right here.
Through this pilot project, the city of Pilsen is finding out how well people sort and how much oil and grease from households can be collected in this way. So far, over 7 kilograms of oil and fats are sorted on average per month.
The fourth district of Pilsen is an ideal representative sample, as there are housing estates, family houses and satellite or peripheral areas.
“I am very happy that our residents care about a responsible approach to the environment. We therefore invest in waste infrastructure in the long term, whether in the cultivation of container stands or in the construction of so-called separation points, which serve to sort waste. This year alone, we invested a total of 3 million crowns and built 6 separation points, and two more will be added by the end of the year, which is the most in the whole of Pilsen.” said the mayor of Čtyřky Tomáš Soukup.
Sorting oil and fat is important. Food oils and fats often end up in the sink or toilet, which leads to clogging of the sewer line.
How to sort household oil?
It’s simple, just pour the oil after frying into a plastic bottle (cold!), close it and then throw it in a special container for this type of waste.
People should not use glasses, they usually break and complicate the process of further processing. Oil from waste containers is further processed. After several stages of purification, it is used as an additive for second-generation biodiesel or fully recycled aviation fuel.
The project will last until 2026, based on the ongoing sorting results, oil containers will be installed at separation points in other parts of Pilsen.
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