Having a waste oil collection can save your organisation money, help protect the environment and provide you with the peace of mind that your business is fully compliant with the relevant waste oil regulations.
UK law requires that all organisations that have waste oil must store and dispose of it in a safe and correct manner. By outsourcing your waste oil collection to an approved provider, you can ensure that your organisation is fully compliant with the relevant waste oil regulations.
We can provide your organisation with oil storage containers, regular collections and safe disposal and recycling of your waste oil.
What is Waste Oil?
Waste oil consists of any oil refined from crude oil or any synthetic oil that has been used and consequently is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.
A few examples of the waste oil that we collect are:
- Diesel and Gas Oil
- Used Cooking Oil
- Lubricating Oil
- Medium and Light Fuel Oils
- Electrical Insulation Oil
- Gearbox Oil
Following the hazardous substances regulations, is a criminal offence in the UK to dispose of waste oil without an approved provider. Waste oil can be hazardous to human health and to the environment; consequences for breaching the regulations can be severe.
The professional waste management services that we offer, provide our clients with the peace of mind that they are not only protecting their organisation by using a qualified waste oil collection service, but also the environment.
Waste Oil Storage and Collection
We serve both public and private sector organisations, large and small. Our network of providers and disposal services are nationwide, ensuring that every organisation can access our accredited waste oil collection services.
Unlike other waste management services, we provide a uniquely tailored service, providing you with the waste oil storage and collection services that are best suited to your businesses needs. Whether you require our robust oil storage containers, daily, weekly or monthly waste oil collection, we will do our best to assist your business, whatever the requirements.
Every year, two hundred million gallons of waste oil are improperly disposed of. Recycling waste oil through an accredited waste oil collection service protects the environment, conserves natural resources and can save your business time, money and resources.
For further assistance and advice on your needs for waste oil storage, contact our expert advisers today. We are happy to answer any queries that you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote. So call us now on 0800 211 83 90.
Waste Vegetable / Cooking Oil (WVO) Collection
We offer a fast, friendly and reliable waste vegetable/cooking oil (WVO) collection service throughout the UK.
If you own a fast food outlet, restaurant, school, college, club, cafe, or any facility with a large kitchen , we will collect your waste vegetable/cooking oil (WVO).
You simply call us and we will either collect at a time that suits you.
When your waste vegetable/cooking oil (WVO) is collected, we will issue a waste transfer “Duty of Care Note”. This is for audit purposes and to ensure that your business is compliant with current UK legislation and has disposed of the waste cooking oil in the correct manner.
Business Waste LTD is fully compliant with UK waste management and transportation legislation.
If you would like us to collect from your establishment, please contact us on 0800 211 83 90, or email us using the contact form.
Learn something new every day! History of The Diesel Engine – Biodiesel
The original diesel engine was first demonstrated by Rudolf Diesel in 1895 and was designed to run on vegetable oil. Over the following century, it became more economic to run diesels on mineral oil and there wasn’t any real concern over emmissions and environmental impact.
It is now common knowledge, that the oil reserves on the planet are being used faster than we can find new sources. We will soon be forced to make the move to alternative fuels, as there will be no more fossil fuels left to use.
Biodiesel reverses all of the problems associated with mineral diesel. It is better for your engine and provides more lubrication, it burns cleanly giving out zero emissions and is produced from renewable crops. As the production of fossil fuels decreases, prices will rise until biofuels become the main fuel and in many countries this has already started to happen.
Governments are bowing to the inevitable and taxing biodiesel less than other fuels. The European Community has made a commitment to increase the use of biodiesel to 2% of the total used by the year 2010. Most members of the Union are on target to achieve this, but the U.K. has only just started. With or without assistance, the market place will dictate the future.
What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight, rain, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished).
How are Biofuels Produced?
Bio diesel is a renewable, cleaner burning alternative to mineral diesel. It is greener and cleaner, vehicles that use bio diesel give off zero emissions. It contains no sulphur and offers more lubrication than mineral diesel – extending the life of your engine.
Bio diesel is carbon neutral and environmentally friendly. It is 100% renewable, made from oil seed crops such as, rapeseed oil, vegetable oil, soy beans, cotton and mustard seed.
Why Use Biofuels?
Biofuels’s plus-points are obvious: It is biodegradable, decreases soot-emissions by over 50% and emissions of hydrocarbons it is also CO2-neutral. In addition to the environmental plus-points, it is safer (its flashpoint is ± 170C º) and will mix with fossil diesel in any proportion, or can be used neat. It is totally sustainable and can be grown on the same land again and again – for ever. Best of all it puts you in control of your fuel.
Biofuels can either be used to power diesel vehicles or for diesel heating applications.
Will My Car or Vehicle Need Modifying To Use Biodiesel?
Most diesel vehicles made 1995 onwards, require no modifications to use biodiesel. It is possible however, that one of two minor part replacements will be needed shortly after you first start using biodiesel:
i) Fuel Filter Replacement
It is recommended that you replace your vehicle’s fuel filter shortly after starting to use biodiesel. We suggest after you have done approximately 500 -1000 miles. Unlike mineral diesel, biodiesel does not result in a gradual build up of deposits within the fuel system, it tends to have a cleansing effect on the engine. This results in the freed deposits gradually clogging the fuel filter, leaving it in need of replacement rather sooner than normal. Once the initial cleansing effect has completed, normal service rules apply for the replacement of the fuel filter.
ii) Replacement of Rubber Fuel Hoses
Biodiesel’s composition means that on some older vehicles which have rubber fuel hoses, the hoses can start to degrade. This issue can be rectified by simply replacing the hoses with modern synthetic hoses. On many newer vehicles, these hoses will already be made of biodiesel-compatible materials, so this will not be an issue.
Most manufacturers now endorse the use of biodiesel in vehicles, up to at least 10% blends. This can easily be checked with your vehicle manufacturer or supplier.
Can Biodiesel be Mixed With Regular Diesel?
Yes. You can mix biodiesel with conventional diesel in any blend. Because biodiesel has a higher gel point than conventional diesel, in really cold winter months a mix with conventional diesel is advisable. We suggest that the introduction of biodiesel into your vehicle is done gradually, rather than an immediate switch over. In the first instance, we recomend that either a blend of 90% mineral diesel with 10% biodiesel to is used and then you can increase the poercentage of biodiesel over time (as required).
Is My Vehicle Suitable to Use Biodiesel?
In our experience, most vehicles can run on at least 50% biodiesel and 50% mineral diesel.
Can Biofuels be Used as Heating Oil?
The Oil Firing Technical Association, ICOM Energy Association (ICOM), the University of East Anglia and others have successfully trialled a new blended heating oil which combines a bio-fuel with kerosene or gas oil. This development means that in future households heated by oil will be able to switch to a greener alternative.