Residents of Driffield can now take their used cooking oil to the Kelleythorpe waste disposal site so that it can be recycled into bio fuel.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced that 10 household waste recycling sites across the county now accept cooking oil.
Recycling cooking oil is big business and the council will sell the oil.
But officials have declined to reveal the amount of money the authority is likely to make as the information is commercially sensitive as waste disposal contracts with external organisations are due to go out to tender in the not too distant future.
Collection tanks have been installed over the last few weeks at Kelleythorpe and the site staff will be on hand to help transfer the oil which residents take for disposal.
A spokeswoman for ERYC said: “Recycling cooking oil keeps it out of landfill and also prevents it being poured down drains where it clogs pipes resulting in clean up costs up to £15m a year in the UK.
“One litre of used cooking oil is enough to pollute up to a million litres of water. When sent to landfill, it pollutes watercourses, killing fish and other aquatic life.
“It can increase the amount of vermin in an area, as they are drawn to the protein in the oil.
She added: “Turning used cooking oil into bio fuel also reduces the reliance on fossil fuels.”
The sites to which cooking oil can be taken are at Weel, Beverley; Carnaby, Bridlington; Kellythorpe, Driffield; Airmyn, Goole; Preston, Hedon; Humberfield, Hessle; Holme on Spalding Moor; Hornsea; Pocklington; Withernsea.
Biodiesel can be used in standard diesel engines. For further information visit www.eastriding.gov.uk.