Used cooking oil thefts cost Griffin Industries up to $1.6 million per month

October 15, 2012 |

In Kentucky, Griffin Industries, a subsidiary of Darling International, has contracts with restaurants to collect used cooking oil in 21 states. The company then produces animal feed additives, fertilizers and biodiesel. Due to Griffin’s high quantity collection and the growing price of biodiesel, the company has become the victim of regular thefts and estimates a monthly loss of $1.6 million. The company is now working with law enforcement to educate them on the value of yellow grease and how to stop criminals from getting away with a substance that used to be considered nothing more than waste.

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