In this study, 265 bacterial isolates were collected from kitchen wastewater samples using Rhodamine B agar medium. Of these, 115 isolates were found to respond positively to the addition of commercial detergents. Using 16S rRNA sequence analysis, the isolate demonstrating the high stability towards commercial detergents was identified as Burkholderia multivorans. An SB6 lipase with a molecular mass of 70 kDa was purified from B. multivorans. The purified enzyme showed optimal activity at pH 9.0 and 40 A degrees C and remained stable in the presence of various metal ions, surfactants, and oxidizing agents. The addition of boron compounds improved the pH stability and thermostability of the enzyme, which displayed stability against some commercial detergents; moreover, this stability increased when boron compounds were added to the incubation medium as stabilizers. These properties make SB6 lipase an ideal choice as an additive in detergent formulations.