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Brocklesby wins national Wetherspoon oil contract

Used cooking oil recycler Brocklesby has won a contract with JD Wetherspoon to process waste from the pub chain’s 934 outlets.

Under the arrangement, vehicles delivering to pubs will take back used cooking oil to a central location. Brocklesby then collects the oil using its dedicated fleet of articulated tankers.

The oil is processed into a refined product at the North Cave treatment centre in East Yorkshire, which has a bulk storage capacity of 3,000 tonnes. The oil will then be used as prime stock for the UK’s biodiesel industry and other technical applications.

Owner Rob Brocklesby said the company was “immensely proud” at working with JD Wetherspoon.

“Increasing recycling and lowering the carbon footprint, while reducing costs, are a priority for forward-thinking organisations, and we are working with leading businesses in the hospitality and catering industries, food manufacturing and food retail industries to help them achieve their environmental goals,” he said.

Brocklesby specialises in the collection, recovery and recycling of used cooking oil, edible fats and food that has a high fat content. It also buys and processes biodiesel soap stock and related products for manufacture into fatty acids.

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