Does your business use any oil? Whether you have to deal with sump oil, engine or even just oily water, you'll soon learn what a problem it can be to dispose of the oil that you no longer need. Unlike other waste products, you can't rely on sending away your waste oil to landfills, and you certainly can't pour the unwanted oil down the drain to cause further environmental damage. The simplest way to deal with waste oil products is to call a company that collects waste oil and takes it away for recycling. If you attempt to dispose of the oil wrongly, you could find that you receive a fine for causing serious damage to the local environment.  

Arranging for your waste oil to be recycled

Scheduling a waste oil collection isn't difficult. It might be that you only collect small amounts of waste oil, or you might have lots of waste oil to clear away every week. Most waste oil recycling companies will be happy to arrange a collection schedule that suits you. They will be flexible enough to cope with changing levels of business demand that impact the amount of oil you collect over a fixed period. If you find that your waste containers start to fill up earlier than expected, they should be happy to make an extra collection. If your business enters a quieter period, they won't mind delaying the collection for a while. Speak to the waste oil recycling company and work out a schedule that fits your business needs.

What waste oil can be collected?

Each waste oil recycling company will have their own rules, and you must talk to your chosen provider to see what services they can offer. The majority of waste oil recycling companies should accept engine oil, hydraulic oil, sump oil and oil filters. However, it would be wise to check their capabilities before arranging a collection.

Where does the oil go?

Waste oil recycling makes good use of all the oil that is collected. Instead of polluting the natural environment or clogging up a landfill site, the waste oil is refined. Later, the oil is processed and transformed into lubricant base oils, fuel oil or a multitude of other oil-based products. These new oil products reduce the need to rely on virgin crude oil and help to foster a closed-loop system that creates a longer productive role for existing oil.

For more information, contact a company like Wren Oil.