A Champion is someone who sets up a Community Collection Point, so others can easily recycle their waste cooking oil. It's easy


Be a leader

Set up your own cooking oil collection point in your community

No convenient place to drop off the waste cooking oil for recycling? You’re probably not the only one in this position, so why not set up a Community Collection Point. It’s easy and your community organisation can win a cash prize if it recycles the most used cooking oil. Proper Oils is rewarding the top recycling sites with a cash prize of £500, £250, and £100, to the most successful recycling points. Find out more here

Find a location

The best place is somewhere convenient and easy for people to drop off their waste cooking oil. It must be a secure place which is large enough for a small barrel (50cm diameter) to be stored. It could be a school, your place of work, or even a library. Get the owner’s or landlord’s permission to host a community recycling point, and then Get Set…

Get Set

Contact Proper Oils for your community collection pack by emailing or calling 0208 891 0829. The pack includes:
  • Community collection container. It looks like this [picture of barrel in situ].
  • Pack of lids for peoples own recycling tins
  • Flyers to distribute to people who may be interested in recycling


Tell people about the community collection point.
  • Distribute the flyers to potential recyclers
  • Tell your friends, neighbours, colleagues
  • Shout about it using Facebook / Google +t / Twitter
  • Print off a letter or publish some info in a newsletter. We’ve produced some words for you to use / edit here . . . . [extract needs producing]
  • Print off posters to display around the collection point container [posters]

Add your collection point to our online map

Find others to help you

Get other groups involved to volunteer to spread the word about your collection point. For example, talk to your local Scout, Brownie or Duke of Edinburgh groups, or older members of the community who may have more free time, to help spread the word to get more households recycling their cooking oils through your own community collection point

Set up complete

Told you it was easy, and the environmental benefits for your community and the wider environment are enormous. More cash prizes competitions coming soon. In summer we will announce two more competitions with cash prizes:· One for the best advertised / decorated collection point area and one for the best tin wrapper – so you can make your cooking oil recycling tin look fantastic. Please remember to send us your feedback, comments, or a testimonial to encourage others to get involved in recycling.

Join in the Conversation.

And remember, you can share the photos, videos and experiences of your collection point to help others get the idea of how Unblocking the Community is working in your area.