Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Oil Donations

The Biodiesel Program accepts donations of used cooking oil. If you have recently deep-fried a turkey, or have a jar of expired oil...we'll take it! All vegetable oil (including peanut oil) donated to Loyola will be turned into clean-burning, renewable fuel: biodiesel.

We do NOT accept solid fats, petroleum oil products, bacon grease, or pan drippings. For more information please contact us.

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


Loyola has a professional oil collection service (Green Grease Environmental) 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 Green Grease Environmental we can guarantee that your oil gets turned into clean-burning biodiesel right here in Chicago! Bulk oil donations to Loyola University Chicago are tax-deductible and all logistics are handled by the Loyola Biodiesel Program and our operational partners. 

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