Understanding Options for Waste Oil Collection and Recycling

An increasing number of businesses are moving to green and eco-friendly actions for their companies. This means updating the business to be paperless or to use more recycled materials. One of the ways businesses in industrial manufacturing are doing this is through the use of waste oil collection and recycling. As a business owner, you may know there are recycling options, but you may not know which ones would work for you. Here are some key points to understanding options for oil collection and recycling.

On-Site Reconditioning

One of the first services to consider is on-site reconditioning. This service is ideal if you handle large amounts of oil during each production day. With this service, a waste oil collection truck will arrive on your work site to remove the oil. Instead of removing the oil to another location, they will use reconditioning equipment to process the oil. After the oil is processed, it will be returned to your oil storage and can be used as needed. 

Removal to a Refinery

If you want the oil recycled, but you do not need it reconditioned on your work site, you can opt to have it sent to a refinery. This is the most common way that waste oil collection services handle their waste oil. The service would send a collection truck to your work site to obtain the oil. Once the oil is pumped out of your waste oil holding tanks and into the truck, it would be transported to the refinery. The refinery will then recondition the oil for reuse in different business and industrial tasks.

Creating Base Stock

A service your waste oil collection company may offer you is the option to have your oil converted to base stock. A base stock oil is a base oil that is made from recycled and refined waste oil. The base stock is the basis for many lubricating oils that are used in industrial and manufacturing equipment operation. If your service provider offers this option, you can ensure that the oil is being recycled and used in as many ways as possible and not returning to the ground or earth. 

When you are ready to order waste oil collection and recycling services, contact your local waste oil service provider. They will discuss options available to you and schedule your first appointment. If you have specific needs, they will schedule a consultation to discuss further options and services.