Here at Yellowstone Environmental Solutions, we have earned an enviable reputation for providing responsible and innovative disposal solutions for a range of waste streams.
With a commitment to responsible processing practices, at our state-of-the-art treatment plant in Dorset, we offer specialist waste management solutions including used oil disposal.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of opting for a sustainable and compliant waste oil recycling business.
What is the difference between recycling and recovery?
When used oil disposal is a necessary part of an industrial activity, recycling and recovery are preferable solutions.
‘Recycling’ refers to any treatment whereby a waste stream is reprocessed into an alternative product, material or substance (or an element of a substance). However, this does not include energy recovery or processing into materials that can be used as fuels. All industrial oil will eventually reach the end of its useful life but it can be collected and processed to remove contaminants.
The term ‘recovery’ refers to any process where the primary result is that at least part of the waste serves a useful purpose, thus avoiding ‘new’ materials which would have been required to fulfil the function. When oil has impurities such as water, acids, sludge and other contaminants removed, it can be used to serve a particular function in replacement of another raw material. For example, used industrial oil can be repurposed as a fuel to save resources.
Why is responsible used oil disposal so important?
Oil is one of the most regulated sectors in the UK. DEFRA classifies used mineral oil – from commercial and industrial sources – as hazardous waste and imposes specific legal requirements for its movement, recovery and disposal.
When oil has been contaminated by known physical or chemical impurities or simply by use, it must be dealt with very carefully. To that end, movement of waste oil must be accompanied by a consignment note – a copy must be kept by everyone involved in the transfer.
- emulsified oils can be highly polluting in water and care should be taken during their disposal.
- water contaminated with oil, such as that found in an interceptor or a bund wall, is hazardous waste. Such waste streams need to be dealt with by a specialist and accompanied by the appropriate paperwork.
As a reputable waste oil recycling business, we can process oil in an environmentally conscientious manner, in compliance with all UK laws and regulations.
Why choose Yellowstone for used oil disposal?
Quite simply, we offer the full solution. Our waste oil recycling process includes:
We provide a UK-wide collection service via our extensive fleet of non ADR and ADR tankers. Click for more information about our dedicated waste stream collection service.
Our state-of-the-art processing plant is licensed to accept and treat a broad range of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams. We process substances from oily sludge and interceptor waste to waste fuels, oils and glycols.
We offer a range of cost-effective disposal options to our customers. Wherever possible, we aim to recover oil.
- Third party tankers
As part of our ‘disposal only’ service, our Dorset treatment plant accepts third party tankers. Onsite, we also operate a calibrated weighbridge and a wash-out facility to use when required. For more information on our specialist service, please call or enquire via our contact page.
We deliver a high-quality and reliable used oil disposal service. In adherence with the most robust health and safety standards, we also ensure that our work is completed on time and to your satisfaction.
Here at Yellowstone, we can collect, process and recover unwanted oil, offering a fully compliant and sustainable solution.
Call the experts in safe used oil disposal
Operating nationwide, throughout the UK, we are a leading company for the collection and treatment of waste oils.
As well as offering specialist oil recovery solutions, we also provide:
- Industrial cleaning services – confined space entry tank cleaning, NDT testing and high pressure cleaning
- ADR & PET regulated tankers
- Emergency response for flooding, blockages, drainage issues and hazardous and non-hazardous spills
- Packaged waste collection and disposal services
To find out more about used oil disposal, or any of our waste management services, please contact us today on 0330 118 0381 and speak to a member of the team. Alternatively, click to send us a message.