Economic Benefits of Rendering

The economic impact of the rendering industry is significant as the manufacture and trade in rendered products is an important component of the agricultural economy of the United States.

Some restaurants produce large volumes of used cooking grease. If the grease is improperly disposed of down the drain, there are costs to the city in damaged sewer lines and water treatment issues. Biodiesel production reduces the fossil fuel dependence and use. Rendered protein products can be used for fertilizer or as a soil conditioner, providing an alternative to chemical fertilizers. Rendering has a large economic benefit.

Recycling leftover oil and grease from fries

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate in the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factor prohibited by law.

As a participant in USDA programs, we share the commitment to comply with all federal, state and local civil rights laws and those of the USDA. More about this commitment is available on the USDA website page here.