Used oils are divided into two categories:
Are used oils hazardous for the environment?
Used oils are hardly biodegradable; their disposal in the environment is therefore hazardous for natural systems; i.e.
1L of oil pollutes 1 million liters of water
Please NEVER :
Where to store used oils?
You should have leakproof facilities to store the used oils awaiting collection.
These facilities should be accessible to collection vehicles.
How do used oils get collected?
Used oils should be handed over to :
According to countries, the conditions for collection may vary. Indeed they depend both on used oil volume and legal framework.
How can I reduce the volumes of used oils I produce?
The lubricant quality is highly related to the volume of used oils that is generated. Accordingly, Total Lubricants has developed high quality lube oils which provide longer periods between oil changes, and so an actual reduction in the production of waste oil.
What happens to used oils after collection?
Used oils, after collection, may follow different routes for their treatment :
Did You Know?
Total Lubricants has developed high quality lube oils enabling less oil changes and thus reducing waste oil production.