Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Oil Donations

The Biodiesel Program accepts donations of used cooking oil from the Chicagoland area. If you have recently deep-fried a turkey, or have a jar of bacon grease...we'll take it! All vegetable oil donated to Loyola will be turned into 100% renewable fuel: biodiesel.

We are gearing up to expand our oil collection and biodiesel production 1,200% in the coming years. We will need more used cooking oil and biodiesel users. Oil donations to Loyola University Chicago are tax deductible and all logistics are handled by the Loyola Biodiesel Program. For more information please contact us.

Our Oil Collection Network

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NamePartner Since
Loyola University Chicago August 2007
UnCommon Ground Restaurant  August 2007
Waterfront Cafe June 2010
Hobbs Brook Management March 2011
Northwestern University September 2012
Kennedy King College (Chicago City College) March 2013
Wiber Wright College (Chicago City College) August 2013
Malcolm X College (Chicago City College) August 2013
Arturo Valazquez Institute (Chicago City College) September 2013
DePaul University February 2014
West Town Bakery May 2014
Individuals and Neighbors  


Loyola has a professional oil collection service (Chicago Biofuels) who can pick-up your cooking oil at your restaurant, cafeteria, or food processing facility at no cost. By partnering with Loyola University Chicago and Chicago Biofuels we can guarantee that your oil gets turned into clean burning biodiesel right here in Chicago!


To donate your oil please drop-off your oil in sealed containers at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability: 6349 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60660. Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Look for the Oil Donation sign in the lobby.

All donations are tax deductible.