Used Oil Can Be a Hazard
Used oil picks up a variety of hazardous contaminants when used in vehicles and transmissions. These contaminants include lead, chromium, cadmium, arsenic, dioxygen, benzene, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Used motor oil and the contaminants contained therein pose health risks to people and wildlife.
If used motor oil and the pollutants it contains are improperly disposed of and released into the environment and waterways, they can harm human beings, plants, animals, and ecosystems. That’s why there are such strict regulations around the proper disposal of oil byproducts.
Used Oil Has Value, So Skip the Pick Up for Used Oil
Used oil burners can seem initially expensive so you might look into services that will pick up used oil instead. However, it’s worth noting that waste oil burner systems usually pay for themselves within 18-24 months, and then you can use them to heat your facilities for free.
Even though there are options to have your waste oil picked up or options to drop it off at a recycling facility, there is value within the waste oil that your business creates. By giving your used waste oils away, you're just giving away an asset that could help your company generate energy and save money. You can recycle these byproducts into fuel for heating purposes by investing in a Clean Burn waste oil burner from Interstate Energy.
Benefits of Burning Used Oil
There are many reasons why you might want to repurpose used oil at your site, including:
Protecting the environment by preventing waste oil spills and ground and water pollution.
Cutting costs and administrative hassles from waste oil disposal services.
Reuse waste oil on-site for heat or water boiling production.
Reduce your risk of having to face cradle-to-grave liability issues.
Overall, the benefits of burning your used oil vs used oil pick-up are outweighed. If your company creates waste oil products on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to recycle your own waste oil for a secondary purpose.
Cradle to Grave Responsibility
Many hazardous waste generators know they must comply with the Cradle-to-Grave laws outlined by the EPA, but many don't realize their full scope of compliance.
This lack of knowledge can be seen in the large number of federal, state, and local government agencies that levy hefty financial penalties against companies and institutions for violating various laws and regulations. The bottom line is simple: If you create any kind of hazardous waste (e.g., toxic chemicals), you can and will be held responsible for its safe transportation and storage.
By investing in a used fuel heater, you can eliminate your cradle-to-grave liability!
Burn Your Used Waste Oil Responsibly Today
If you're interested in an environmentally friendly heating option that will save your company time, resources, and money, contact us today at Interstate Energy! We’ll show you how to choose the best heating system for your facility.
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