How to dispose of your old unwanted oil appropriately.
All non-edible waste oils are designated as hazardous waste and should be disposed of with care.
Such items include:
If in any doubt as to whether your oils are hazardous, contact the Waste and Recycling team.
All oils (including edible oils) must be stored according to the requirements of the Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006. These regulations came into force on 1 April 2006.
All oil storage tanks and containers (including those storing waste oils) must comply with bunding, capacity and containment requirements. The requirements being more onerous for tanks and for containers over 200 litres but still affecting containers under 200-litres. This affects new, planned and existing oil storage containers. More information is available in a leaflet produced by SEPA, see link below as well as SEPA's website.
Oils (including edible oils) must never be disposed of down drains.
Oil or oil-cleaning agent, must NEVER be poured down the drains.
The waste oil and any items contaminated with waste oil must be separately collected and safely stored prior to consignment as special waste.
Uplift can be arranged by sending an inventory of all oils, including the size of containers and volume(s) contained. The inventory must be completed using the designated chemical waste uplift form.
For more information please refer to Waste Guidance Notes, see link below.
This article was published on Sep 10, 2013