Used oil pickup versus burning used oil
If your business regularly generates used oil, you know all too well the risk that’s carried with it. The EPA recognizes oil as hazardous waste, and as a result, there are exceptionally strict cradle-to-grave liabilities put in place to ensure the proper handling and disposal of used oil. Even if you opt to have your used oil picked up, you’re still responsible for its proper disposal. That means when you work with a third-party waste oil disposal company, you could be held liable for their mistakes.
But when you recycle your used oil, you don’t have to worry about its proper disposal and whether or not your oil will end up polluting soil, streams, rivers, or oceans. Instead, you’re in complete control over your used oil.
There are many other advantages to burning used oil instead of having it hauled off. Some of the other top benefits of a waste oil burner include:
It’s better for your bottom line
Though waste oil burners can seem expensive at first, think of them as an investment. On average, they pay for themselves in just 18-24 months. And after that period, you can heat your business for free! To see just how much you’ll save over time, check out our waste oil savings calculator.
It’s better for the environment
Burning waste oil doesn’t only benefit your bottom line; it’s also better for the environment. When you burn your used oil, you keep it from polluting soil and/or water sources via improper disposal. And by recycling it, you preserve natural resources such as coal or gas that would otherwise be needed to heat your business.
It decreases your risk of improper or illegal disposal
We touched on this a bit earlier, but disposing of used oil improperly has the potential to pollute the environment. Oil picks up a wide variety of harmful and hazardous contaminants when it’s used in engines and transmissions. These contaminants can inadvertently wipe out entire ecosystems and lead to long-term environmental damage when illegally disposed of.
That’s one of the many reasons why recycling used oil is much better than disposing of it.
Learn more about waste oil burning today
Hopefully, your interest in used oil pickup has shifted to curiosity (or even excitement) about burning your waste oil instead. Here at Interstate Energy, we’re here to help you find the right used oil solution for your business.
With a wide range of waste oil heaters to choose from, we’ll work with you to find the right model for your space and your needs. So, what are you waiting for? Free heat for your business is just a phone call away. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a FREE consultation.