Recycling oil is arguably the best way to reduce the 706 million gallons of waste oil that ends up in the oceans and rivers, where it harms humans, flora and fauna. However, for waste oil to be recycled, it must first be collected by licensed service providers. Therefore, you should be very careful when choosing a waste oil collection service provider. This article highlights what you should look for in a professional waste oil collector.

Collection Consignment Note -- Waste oil is dangerous to the environment, especially if it is mixed with other chemicals. Therefore, the handling of oil during collection and recycling requires extra care. It is for this reason that a collection company should provide you with a consignment note. It is a crucial piece of the document since it mentions the quantity of oil collected as well as the quality. Additionally, the collection consignment note acts as a waste transfer note and, therefore, as proof that the licensed collection company collected the oil from your facility and transported it to a recycling firm. Consequently, it is vital to keep your copy because the collection companies are required by law to produce their copy for auditing purposes.

Collects Test Samples -- As mentioned earlier, businesses should only hire licensed waste oil collection companies because they follow the laid down regulations in as far as waste oil collection and disposal is concerned. However, how would you defend yourself if claims come up that your waste oil ended up in some landfill? This is where a professional waste oil collection firm proves crucial because they collect two samples of the used oil. One sample goes with the collection firm while the recycling plant holds the other. Only after the collection plant is sure that every drop of waste oil has been recycled can they dispose of the samples. The samples are a great way to guarantee the traceability of the waste oil and whether it conforms to recycling regulations. If a recycling company fails to collect a sample before commencing waste oil collection, you are at liberty to cancel their services.

Pump Oil from Storage Tank -- Waste oil storage is just as essential as collection and transportation to a recycling plant. That is why facilities store their waste oil in underground tanks as it awaits collection. In most cases, the waste oil has to be pumped to another holding tank above ground before it is transferred to a tanker. It is a time-consuming process and also dangerous considering all the stages involved. Therefore, you want to choose a waste oil collection company that uses an adapted tanker that can pump the oil directly from the underground storage tank to the tanker itself.

Contact a company like Wren Oil to learn more today.