Complete Guide To Commercial Waste Oil Collection

Every industrial setting will produce waste oil. This is why waste oil collection is vital to many businesses.

As you can imagine, it needs to be handled appropriately, otherwise, it could cause damage to the environment and land your business in serious trouble.

In this article, we will look at commercial waste oil collection and how it can be disposed of correctly using bulk waste logistics.

What is waste oil?

Waste oil is produced in an industrial setting. It is usually generated from machines that need oil to carry out day-to-day functions.

Oils can help to lubricate machines and keep them cool. They are also used for hydraulic machines as well as heating processes.

As a result of using oil for such extensive use, it is only natural there will be wastage produced.

This waste oil can severely pollute the environment and local ecosystem. Which is why it must be handled with care.

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Different categories of waste oil

There are many different types of oils which require different disposal methods.

You mustn’t mix oils in case there is cross-contamination. According to the official UK government website, the following oils must not be mixed:

  • mineral oils
  • cooking oils
  • halogenated oils
  • brake fluids
  • anti-freeze
  • washer fluids
  • oily waters

Waste oil categories include:

  • Vehicle and other oils.
  • Interceptor wastes.
  • Fuels, brakes, and antifreeze fluids.
  • Vehicle components

How do you dispose of commercial waste oil?

The safest method of waste oil disposal is arranging it to be collected by a licensed waste carrier, such as Sutton Tankers.

Our expertise gives you reassurance that your waste oil removal is following regulations.

You need to store the waste oil in a suitable container that can be safely stored before collection.

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What is classed as commercial waste?

According to the UK government, any waste which is procured via commercial activity is classed as commercial waste.

Where can I dispose of oil?

Waste oil should not be released into the environment as it is against the law and highly hazardous to life.

It needs to be disposed of appropriately which can be done at a designated oil recycling facility. Commercial oil waste disposal facilities are different from household facilities.

If you are unsure about whether your business is responsible for disposing of waste oil, contact your environmental regulator or the oil recycling association.

Legal issues around the disposal of waste oil by commercial organisations

You are required by law to dispose of your commercial waste oil safely. In the UK, some guidelines outline what you need to do if your business produces waste oil.

One thing to consider is that depending on which part of the UK your business is based, there may be different waste oil guidelines.

Here are some of the UKs waste oil disposal guidelines:

Choose Suttons Tankers for your waste oil collection

When it comes to waste oil disposal, there is no room for error. That is why it makes sense to have professionals deal with such an important part of your business.

At Suttons Tankers, we have a fleet of specialised tankers equipped with the latest technology to handle and dispose of commercial waste oil.

We also have an outstanding record when it comes to helping businesses switch providers, as we have a great understanding of the TUPE regulations.

So if you want to switch commercial waste oil collectors, contact our team, and we can help make the switch as smooth as possible.

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