From waste collection to resource recovery
Over the years we have grown and strengthened to become Olleco. Previously known as Agri Energy, Olleco now provides foodservice businesses with resource recovery solutions.
We are more than just a waste business
How we started...
Olleco’s vision is ‘100% resource recovery for the food industry’ and our story began more than 40 years ago when used cooking oil was collected and used in animal feed. When this was banned due to tighter regulations, a huge amount of used cooking oil ended up in landfill or was illegally poured into the country's drains. As a solution we looked at other ways to recover the value from this precious resource, so we started on a journey to collect both used cooking oil and food waste and convert them into renewable energy instead of merely throwing it away.
From there, we have spent the last decade expanding to offer a national service from 23 depots across the UK and have grown and improved our oil supply and organic waste collection services. Today we are one of the UK’s largest distributors of cooking oils to the catering trade and we have created innovative collection systems and designed our own bespoke vehicles specialised for the collection of used cooking oil and food waste. We now serve 50,000 customer sites across the UK and we have led the way in developing our conversion technologies to ensure we extract the maximum benefit from the valuable resources we collect.