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Recycle your used cooking oil to raise cash for kids (25th Sept, 2017)

Merseyside and Halton residents are urged to recycle their used cooking oil for a charity drive to benefit Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

Living Fuels has teamed up with Veolia and Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, with a new campaign launching in Recycle Week (25 September – 1 October).

Running for two months from 25th September 2017,  every litre of used cooking oil recycled at the centres will not only be used to generate green electricity, but it will also be turned into a donation for Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Residents are encouraged to take their used cooking oil to collection tanks at any of the 16 Household Waste Recycling Centres in the region. Once collected, the oil is taken to Living Fuels’ state-of-the-art recycling facility and recovered naturally into an environmentally friendly bioliquid, LF100. This bioliquid is then used in Living Fuels’ renewable power stations to generate carbon neutral electricity for the National Grid at times of unexpected power demand, helping to lower the UK’s reliance on fossil fuel derived energy generation.

Rob Murphy, Operations Director of Living Fuels, said: “Just one litre of used cooking oil can provide enough renewable electricity to make 240 cups of tea, and with a donation to Alder Hey Hospital for each litre, there’s one more great reason to recycle used oil”.

Jeff Sears, Director at resource management company Veolia, explained: “It is estimated that £88m per year is spent on removing pipe blockages. We are proud to offer residents a sustainable way to dispose of used cooking oil that will also be turned into a donation to support the great work that Alder Hey Children’s Charity do.”

Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 275,000 patients and families that are cared for every year. The funds raised will help to develop better, safer medicines and treatment to benefit young patients at Alder Hey and children across the world.

How to get involved:

Store your excess oil in a jar or suitable container and take it to one of the 16 tanks across Merseyside.

The oil is collected at the recycling centres and then deposited into Living Fuel’s state-of-the-art recycling facility.

It is then processed into an environmentally friendly bioliquid which is then used to make carbon neutral electricity at one of the company’s renewable power stations which goes to the national grid.

Where can I drop off the oil?

Bidston Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wallasey Bridge Road, Wirral, CH41 1EB;
Clatterbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre, Mount Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JZ;
Formby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Altcar Road, Formby, L37 8DL;
Huyton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Wilson Road, Huyton L36 6AD;
Johnsons Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, Johnsons Lane, Widnes, WA8 0SJ;
Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Depot Road, Kirkby, L33 3AR;
Newton-le-Willows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Junction Lane, Newton-le-Willows, St Helens, WA12 8DN;
Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre, Cheadle Avenue, Old Swan, L13 3AF;
Otterspool Household Waste Recycling Centre, Jericho Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool L17 5AR;
Picow Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre, Picow Farm Road, Runcorn, WA7 4UD;
Rainhill Household Waste Recycling Centre, Tasker Terrace, Rainhill, L35 4NX;
Ravenhead Household Waste Recycling Centre, Burtonhead Road, St Helens, WA9 5EA;
Sefton Meadows Household Waste Recycling Centre, Sefton Lane, Maghull L31 8BX;
South Sefton Household Waste Recycling Centre, Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AE;
Southport Household Waste Recycling Centre, Foul Lane, Southport PR9 7RG;
West Kirby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Greenbank Road, Wirral CH48 5HR

ENDS.

Notes to the Editor

About Veolia UK

Veolia is committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which it operates. Veolia has been awarded two of the UK’s most prestigious business accolades for its role as an environmental and social sustainability leader. It was recognised in 2016 as Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year, and in 2014 it was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimised resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tonnes of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016. www.veolia.com

Contact

 

Rose Halliwell
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Rose.halliwell@veolia.com