2011 Awards

Cooking Oil Recycling Program - Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County

Funding Recipient: Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County

Award Amount: $119,675

The Cooking Oil Recycling Program of Buncombe County – created by the Metropolitan Sewerage District in collaboration with Green Opportunities and Blue Ridge Biofuels – increases the availability of biodiesel feedstock.  A public outreach and education campaign helps reduce the amount of cooking oil disposed of into the waste water and landfill systems by making the public aware of the problems created by dumping of oil and at the same time providing information about where to find oil recycling drums to dispose of waste oil.