Proper Waste Oil Disposal Starts at Recovery and Containment

Barrels of waste oil

With hundreds of thousands of motorists, both in the private and commercial sectors, using their vehicles on a daily basis, it no longer comes as a surprise that in total, they utilise millions of litres of lubricating oil every year. In fact, New Zealanders alone consume about 60 million litres of this type of non-watery liquid product annually.

The problem here is that used oil does not just disappear, nor does it decay or decompose. As such, it is vital that individuals and organisations using them implement proper disposal procedures. This is very important, seeing as incorrect disposal of waste oil can lead to numerous problems for both humans and environment.

Safe recovery, reuse, and disposal of used oil

Responsible after-use practices for waste oil collection should involve storage tank usage. Through the correct and efficient storage of used oil, organisations can prevent causing serious harm not just to humans, but also to the environment.

Keep in mind that the containers you use should meet the standards set by the New Zealand government. This is primarily because the materials you will put in them fall under the “hazardous” classification.

Hazardous waste materials warrant high-quality storage containers

Not a lot of people are aware that a single litre of waste engine oil, when incorrectly disposed, can already contaminate a large amount of water – as much as a million litres of water. While households largely contribute to the existing problems with water pollution and contamination, many organisations are also at fault. Do not allow this to happen to yours; make sure that your disposal methods involve the use only of high quality, leak-proof containers.

Protecting the people, the environment, and your reputation

You need to look at the large scheme of things when it comes to correct waste oil management and disposal practices. Always remember that your reputation is not the only thing at risk here; the health of humans and nature also are.