"We are excited to be working with Living Fuels, Donarbon and Anglian Water on this important project," said Councillor Peter Brown. "We are always looking for innovative ways to recycle Cambridgeshire's waste, and we know that residents and the environment will benefit from this convenient service."
Councillor Sir Peter Brown, Lead Member for Economy, Environment and Climate Change at Cambridgeshire County Council
"We're delighted to be able to offer a local solution to a waste that has been very difficult to get rid of, particularly in small amounts. To know it can produce green electricity is a tremendous bonus."
Ian Monson, Norfolk County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste
"This will help to protect the environment and generate green electricity. The initiative means we now have a real solution to used cooking oil disposal rather than sending it to expensive landfill or wrongly putting it down the drains."
Councillor Eddy Alcock, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Waste Management
"I'm pleased that residents are making good use of the cooking oil recycling facilities and would like to congratulate them on their efforts. Throwing oil down drains blocks sewers, which can then lead to flooding, and makes waste water treatment more costly."
Councillor Sue Emment, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Services
"We are delighted that our residents have taken to waste oil recycling with the same enthusiasm that they show for all our other recycling services. I think the added benefit of seeing this waste being converted into green energy is excellent news."
Councillor Sir Peter Brown, Cambridgeshire County Councillor for Economy, Environment and Climate Change
"Recycling used cooking oil rather than throwing it down the drain could eventually lead to lower water bills from your local water company. The oil also contains significant potential energy which is wasted when it is just thrown away."
Councillor Tom Wootton, Bedfordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Waste
"Each of the collection tanks at the nine Buckinghamshire sites has a capacity of 1,000 litres, and 9,000 litres of used cooking oil could generate enough electricity to power seven average UK homes for a year. I would encourage householders to use this service, as it will help to protect the environment and generate renewable power."
Councillor Martin Tett, Member for Strategic Planning and Waste
"I am very pleased that the range of recycling services available at our Reuse and Recycling Centre in Feltham has been expanded to include waste cooking oil. Waste cooking oil that is taken to Space Waye for recycling will now be turned into a clean, efficient and sustainable energy source.
"We look forward to working closely with Living Fuels to increase recycling within the London Borough of Hounslow, as well as contributing to alternative energy production in the UK."
Councillor Barbara Reid, Hounslow's Executive member for Environment
"Often people don't know what to do with cooking oil and end up tipping it down the sink which clogs up the drains and causes all sorts of problems. The new recycling scheme is a fantastic way for residents to get rid of their used cooking oil for the benefit of the environment.
"We are hoping that people take full advantage of this facility at the Northumberland Wharf Recycling and Refuse Centre and at the same time get rid of other unwanted items to be recycled."
Councillor Abdal Ullah, Lead member for Cleaner, Safer, Greener at Tower Hamlets
"We are constantly looking at new recycling services, so I'm pleased that we can now recycle cooking oil, which really helps to protect wildlife and reduce fossil fuel consumption by generating electricity."
Councillor Bob Belam, Waltham Forest Council's Cabinet Member for Environment
"We are delighted with the response to this new initiative in Bexley. As it becomes more widely known I'm sure we'll see even more people taking their used cooking oil to our centres to dispose of it.
"Bexley residents have an excellent record for recycling and this new initiative goes to show how open they are to embracing new ideas that really make a difference to the environment."
Councillor Gareth Bacon, Cabinet Member for the Environment
"If you are coming to either the Waldo Road or Churchfields Road reuse and recycling centre, bring your cooking oil too and help us recycle more than we already are."
John Woodruff, Head of Bromley Council's waste services