Biodiesel club to collect used cooking oil in Morro Bay

The Morro Bay-based American Biodiesel Buyers Club will host a vegetable oil waste collection site Sunday at the Green Light Eco Faire at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.

The event, sponsored by the Eco Rotary of Morro Bay, will be from noon to 5 p.m. The church is located at 962 Piney Way in Morro Bay.

Community members are encouraged to bring any used cooking oil, even if it has food bits in it, for recycling into biodiesel for diesel vehicle use.

The club is hosting the event to “raise awareness about sustainable biodiesel, and to spread the message that a safe, clean, alternative fuel can be made from this common household waste,” a news release said. All proceeds from the donated oil will go to the Eco Rotary of Morro Bay.

Participants are asked to bring their used vegetable oil in a sturdy plastic container. Questions about how to buy, use and store biodegradable, alternative fuel will be answered at the event.