used oil

What do you do with your used motor oil?

By | 2019-11-19T10:14:22+00:00 November 19th, 2019|News|

What do you do with your used motor oil? If you have ever changed your own oil, you know that it’s important to recycle or dispose of it properly. Here are some tips for handling and getting rid of the used oil after you pour in the new. Capturing your used motor oil Let’s start [...]

What Businesses Handle Used Oil?

By | 2019-12-13T07:39:51+00:00 May 29th, 2019|News|

Many types of businesses that handle used oil, including: Generators are businesses that handle used oil through commercial or industrial operations or from the maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Generators are the largest segment of the used oil industry. Examples of common generators are car repair shops, service stations, quick lube shops, government motor pools, grocery [...]

How is Used Oil Recycled?

By | 2019-12-13T07:39:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|News|

Once oil has been used, it can be collected, recycled, and used over and over again. An estimated 380 million gallons of used oil are recycled each year. Recycled used oil can sometimes be used again for the same job or can take on a completely different task. For example, used motor oil can be [...]

Reference Table for the Question “What is Used Oil?”

By | 2019-12-13T07:39:52+00:00 May 20th, 2019|News|

The below table lists common types of used oils that are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and provides examples of wastes and products that do not meet EPA’s definition of used oil. Please note that this list does not include all types of used oil. Used Oil Is: Used synthetic oil [...]

Basic Information on Handling Used Oil at Home

By | 2019-12-13T07:39:52+00:00 May 7th, 2019|News|

If you are one of the many people who change their own motor oil, you too need to know how to properly manage the used oil. After all, used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of fresh water — a years’ supply for 50 people! When handling used oil, be sure [...]

Waste Oil vs. Used Oil

By | 2019-12-13T07:39:54+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Waste Oil|

Many people use the terms “waste oil” and “used oil” interchangeably. While both labels may identify the same fluid, from a regulatory standpoint there is a significant difference. Used oil is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as follows: “Used oil is any oil that has been refined from crude oil or any [...]

Used Oil vs Waste Oil – What’s the difference?!

By | 2019-12-13T07:40:04+00:00 October 16th, 2018|News|

We see a lot of garages in our line of work, at facilities all across the US. There's on huge issue which I've been harping on for years, and it has to do with oil and how it relates to environmental compliance issues. The question is:used oil vs. waste oil - what's the difference? Well the short [...]

Slippery customers: Why used oil can be incredibly harmful in SA

By | 2019-12-13T07:40:06+00:00 October 5th, 2018|News|

Generators of used oil are required to make sure that licensed used oil collectors remove this hazardous waste and take it to a licensed processor for responsible recycling. However, after collection, the used oil is often sold by the collector to the highest bidder, who may be an unlicensed processor, or end user. Legally, the [...]

Recycling used oil related waste in workshops

By | 2019-12-13T07:40:09+00:00 September 11th, 2018|News|

Workshops may be disposing of their used lubricating oil correctly, but what are they doing with related waste such as grease, contaminated sawdust or sand, oil rags, filters and oil containers? These items also need to be recycled in a compliant manner and yet they are often thrown out with general waste. Used lubricating oil [...]