*The registration lists have been updated on 31 August 2017 with the 15th batch of registered parties. Besides, the “Good Practice Guides for Registered WCO Collectors/Processors/Exporters” have been updated on 22 May 2017.
What are "Waste Cooking Oils" (WCO)?
Oils abandoned from any cooking process for human consumption other than those from household, regardless whether they have been used for their original purposes, examples include:
- Used cooking oil
- Grease trap waste
- Unused cooking oil abandoned for reasons such as spoilage
- Oil and grease separated from grease trap waste
|Used cooking oil||Grease trap waste|
WCO are traded recyclables. Proper recycling of WCO not only can convert WCO into industrial products such as biodiesel, soap and etc., but also avoid environmental pollution arising from improper handling of WCO. In order to promote recycling of local resources and enhance overall operational standard of local WCO recycling industries, EPD puts in place administrative measures to register eligible local WCO collectors, processors and exporters. These measures aim to strengthen regulation of handling and flow of WCO, thereby protecting the environment and preventing WCO from re-entering the food chain.