Handling your waste oil can be a complicated and potentially risky business. With high liability, you want to ensure that whatever method you use to dispose of your oil is executed with the highest of standards. You have a couple of options when it comes to waste oil disposal, including recycling it for heat. If you are in an industry that produces copious amounts of waste oil and also has a facility that requires heat and/or hot water, recycling that waste oil may be a cost-effective option for you. Should you opt to invest in a waste oil furnace or boiler, you can rest assured you have made a good decision when you choose Clean Burn technology. Because Clean Burn is an industry-leading manufacturer of the highest quality waste oil recycling machinery, many technicians want to be a part of the action, however, because Clean Burn is a leader in the waste oil industry, they are highly selective in the organizations that are authorized to be Clean Burn dealers.
Waste oil is produced across industries, from agriculture to automotive to aviation, there are a number of different professional roles that require taking responsibility for waste oil. But what exactly is waste oil? It is traditionally defined as any petroleum-based or synthetic oil that has become unsuitable for its original purpose due to the presence of impurities or loss of original properties. Whether this occurs in a car lot where copious amounts of oil and fuel are required or in an industrial setting where oil is needed for heavy machinery, employees find themselves with a lot of waste oil that can’t be used in its primary role. So what’s a professional to do?
Any business that generates hazardous waste must follow the regulations put out under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. These regulations were established in 1976, yet many organizations are unsure of what their liability is when they produce and dispose of hazardous waste. The RCRA gives the EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the “cradle-to-grave.” Let's talk about what this unique type of liability means for industries that generate hazardous waste.