Originally Posted by Cashflo
The Federal $1 credit for Biodiesel product has expired. Lets see how many people will get paid for their oil now.
I used to get emails and calls from people in New York looking to buy 5000+ gallons at a time when i put an ad on craigslist for 500+ gallons I had tainted with boilout. I told them to **** off and quit putting us small guys out of the market. I told them If they want oil so bad buy it from Darling they got most of it anyway. They told me Darling wouldn't sell to them. My response was "THERES YOUR SIGN"
You can try your local school or grocery store. Im going to hit up a grocery store near me because their container from Darling has been full for 2 weeks.
My best luck has been with BBQ places and the other half is constant and diligent CL searches. I have lost 3 sources. 1 to Darling which were paying and taking grill grease too. The other 2 went out of business.
Cashflo is correct. The last of the checks have been cut, IMHO. There is no way that the payments can continue without the Blenders credit. The up side is that it should be much easier for hobbyists to secure collection agreement.
A word of advice- Offer to pay for the oil AND actually PAY them for it. When one door closes, another opend. THe door is open for hobbyists now. Make those relationships strong with a nominal payment for oil. When that occurs, you will not have to worry about sources. They will keep frying, and you will keep your supply. It makes a win/win relationship.