Graduate Trainee Program

New Job Application

Proper Oils are hiring and this time we want two of the best graduates to join the team. But this is a Graduate Trainee Program with a difference. It’s a varied training schedule – driving, sales, admin, more driving, logistics,

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Have a Proper Christmas

Wishing all our catering customers a busy Christmas period, and a prosperous New Year from all the team at Proper Oils. Christmas Operating Hours: Proper Oils office will be closed from Saturday 23rd December. We will re-open on Tuesday 2nd

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How we recycle your waste cooking oil packaging

Yes, we recycle your waste cooking oil. But that isn’t the only thing we recycle. We are happy to also take away your old tin, box and plastic packaging that contained your fresh oil for recycling – so you don’t

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How to create a sustainable menu for your restaurant

Chef slicing vegetables in a restaurant kitchen

Launching a sustainable menu for your restaurant can seem like a minefield. There’s food waste and food provenance to think about, all mixed up with simple cost concerns – after all, whatever you do has to make sense economically for

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No used cooking oil recycling in the London Mayor’s Draft Environment Strategy

Green London

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the Draft London Environment Strategy in August. It has bold aims to tackle the problem of London’s air, which the report says is so dirty that it breaches legal limits – more than 9,000 Londoners currently

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Why Proper Oils pays its staff the London Living Wage

Stacks of coins

Proper Oils has been a proud Living Wage employer since 2015. The Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by 3,500 employers across the UK who “believe a fair day’s work deserves a fair

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5 ways a grease trap can help your food business and prevent fatbergs

Grease trap grille

Remember the Whitechapel fatberg? Not one of the food outlets in the nearby street had a working grease trap to catch fats, oils and grease from entering the sewage system, according to a survey by Thames Water. Here’s how a

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Customer case study: Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey

Pennyhill Park Hotel

We’ve been collecting the waste cooking oil from Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, Surrey since 2012. A member of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, Pennyhill Park is a five red-star hotel – indicating it’s the crème de la crème among

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Tighter carbon targets for the biodiesel industry – update

UK motorway at sunset

Back in July, we revealed how we were lobbying government for tighter carbon targets for the biodiesel industry. And there has been a development (although we’re pretty sure we can’t take the credit for this).

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Collecting waste cooking oil from Bestival festival

Bestival festival in Lulworth Castle, Dorset 2017

Proper Oils recently collected the waste cooking oil from Bestival music festival, on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. With 35,000 visitors, four days of music, and food outlets galore – from steak to seafood and vegetarian delicacies – there was

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