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  1. #1
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    Excess WVO

    Hi all.

    I have a few sources of used cooking oil that provide me with enough oil plus surplus. The surplus I store in 5000 litre tanks. I don't want to stop collecting but need to make space. Through a converation I had recently with a profesional collector, there appears to be a company in Sydney that will come and collect your used cooking oil and pay for it.

    I am not out to become rich but figure it might be a win win situation and I could put some money back into my hobby and experimenting.

    Does anyone know of such a firm?

    Pete

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    Re: Excess WVO

    It could become a nice little money earner for you David.
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    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    Toyota Camry Hybrid - (Wife's Car)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 All body panels, headlights, interior engine and ECU available.


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    Re: Excess WVO

    I will have to find out more. The way I found out was I did a job for a commercial collector and we got chatting. He had just sent 7000 litres (truck picked it up) at 60 cents a litre.

    I nearly fell over. Here I am wondering what I could do with my excess and in some ways, that is why I was never out to upscal as you mentioned....


    I thought I might ask the collector if he would give me 30 cents. Still good for me and he would gain for no cost..

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    Re: Excess WVO

    A bit more info: I had a reply to my question to one company and they replied that they do buy oil. Will keep you posted.

    Peter

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    Re: Excess WVO

    Just an update. There is a buyer in Sydney that offered me 40 cents a litre if I brought it to Syd or 30 cents he picks up in Canberra..

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