Our Mission
It's Nice to Meet You!

One of the most common questions we're asked is: “What do you all do?” Greasecycle collects used cooking oil, refines it, and sources it as a feedstock into the biodiesel industry. We also pump out and clean restaurant grease traps & jet the lines to keep our customers’ kitchens clean & odor-free. We render out usable brown grease from the grease trap’s mixture of water, food solids, and grease. The “ brown grease'' is then sold as bunker fuel for ships. All wastewater is processed and the food solids are composted locally.

Providing restaurants with clean, secure, and easy-to-use oil collection containers helps keep the restaurants sanitary and safe. Pumping out and cleaning grease traps keeps restaurants compliant with their local municipality and free of bad odors or drain backups that can be quite disruptive to business. Our combined services keep restaurants clean, green, and efficient. Consolidating our services eliminates some of the many headaches that inevitably arise from running a successful restaurant and we’re more than happy to help.

Our Story


In 2008, Founder & President, Dylan Gehrken, graduated from the University of Virginia with a Degree in Economics and he quickly noticed that all of his most intelligent classmates were pursuing careers in three categories: finance, medicine, or law. Dylan knew he wanted to do something that all of these very smart and ambitious people weren’t doing. Following this line of thought to its logical conclusion, Dylan set out to start some type of waste-related business with a specific focus on helping conserve resources.

In 2009, Dylan started Greasecycle® with one windowless van, a few blank contracts, and a hunger to get all the grease. What started as a dream has turned into a reality. In 2012 Greasecycle built its own processing facility in East Raleigh and has continued to expand, grow, and revolutionize the industry ever since.

Today, Greasecycle employs almost 30 employees and services NC territories spanning from the coast to the Queen City and beyond. Within a decade, Greasecycle went from just one man doing sales, accounting, and collections in one creepy, windowless van and morphed into a company with strong values, a fantastic team, a fleet of service vehicles (all with windows, of course), and thousands loyal customers.

It is a dirty, smelly, unglamorous business. We turn challenging insidious waste streams into valuable low-carbon resources. Call us crazy, but there is something about the fundamental nature of this business that we just REALLY love.

We make the dirty clean and the ugly beautiful.

Greasecycle partners (left to right): Dylan Gehrken, Justin Grich, and JJ Jerome

We're growing!


In 2017, Greasecycle moved its office operations and truck maintenance department into a building of its own. Plans to open an additional facility in the Charlotte region are in the works for the end of 2021.

Our Team
Behind the Scenes

Greasecycle is a well-oiled machine that credits so much of its success to the dedication & strength of our team. We’ve built our company based on 4 Core Values & we ensure that each addition to the team embodies these four characteristics:

Although our part-time staff and interns are not listed here, they are just as crucial to our success as the full-time team members listed below.

Full-Time Staff

Dylan

Founder & President


Joined the Team in
2009
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Cooper's BBQ

Justin

Partner & VP of Plant Operations


Joined the Team in
2010
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Farina

JJ

Partner & VP of Service Operations


Joined the Team in
2016
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Carolina BBQ - Garner

Drew

VP of Sales


Joined the Team in
2020
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Yafo

Chuck

Relationship Manager - Triangle


Joined the Team in
2010
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Second Empire

Jill

Operations/IT/Marketing


Joined the Team in
2010
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Juju

Steve

Wastewater Operator


Joined the Team in
2015
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Buffalo Brothers

Anthony

Lead Driver - Western Region


Joined the Team in
2016
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Mayflower

Lawrence

Lead Driver - Eastern Region


Joined the Team in
2016
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Rise

James

Relationship Manager - Triangle


Joined the Team in
2016
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Sitti

Ugo

Driver - UCO


Joined the Team in
2017
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Country Shack

Russell

Driver - Grease Traps


Joined the Team in
2018
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Outback

Carey

General Manager


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Lexington BBQ

Melissa

Office Manager


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Lexington BBQ

Jason

Production Operator


Jermaine

Tanker Driver


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Zaxby's

Tony

Relationship Manager - Triad & Fayetteville


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Lexington BBQ

Robert

Relationship Manager - Charlotte


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Galway Hooker

Mike

Driver


Joined the Team in
2019
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Wing Stop

David

Tanker Driver


Joined the Team in
2020
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Carrabbas Italian Grill

Paul

Container Management


Joined the Team in
2020
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Wing Stop

Eric

Service Manager - Western Region


Joined the Team in
2020
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
City BBQ

Reggie

Driver


Joined the Team in
2020
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Outback

Lynn

Tanker Driver


Joined the Team in
2020
Favorite GC Customer Restaurant
Outback