House Clearance Doncaster – Waste Oil Recycling

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House Clearance Doncaster – Waste Oil Recycling

Waste oil recycling could come to the fore if the European Commission has its way. House Clearance Doncaster reported last week that the EC plans to revise current legislation to impose a minimum recycled content of 15% for machine lubricating oils, such as motor oil, and will also demand that 50% of oil sold is collected for recycling. In addition, 90% of recovered oil would have to be refined again for reuse.

The existing oil directive recommends recycling as the best option for used oils but sets no specific targets. Most European countries already collect over half of their waste oil – but none collect half of oil sold, as much is consumed through use. The latest figures gathered by the European Union of Independent Lubricant Manufacturers (UEIL) show that in 2013 5.2 million tonnes of oils was sold in Europe, of which half became waste arisings. 1.6 million tonnes of waste oil was collected, out of which 600,000 tonnes was re-refined.

In the UK, the vast majority of used oil is collected through existing infrastructure. Much of the oil collected is processed simply by removing excess water and filtering out particulates, providing a useable fuel burnt in heavy industry and power stations. The EC plan to publish the draft Directive within the next twelve months, but it is likely that the high targets planned will be significantly revised to more realistic figures. As one commentator pointed out to House Clearance Doncaster, mandating 100% recycled stock for publicly produced oil takes no account of the quality issues involved in getting recycled baseoil certified under the stringent and costly standards that apply to virgin oil.

The recycled content target and buying guidelines also in the draft proposal are likely to encounter strong opposition. Other suggested restrictions include: – Licensing for garages Garages only allowed to sell oils if they have approved facilities to collect and store waste oil. – Takeback obligation for the consumer Consumers would only be allowed to buy oil if they bring back their used oil for recycling. – Energy recovery Oils unsuitable for further refining should be burnt for energy recovery – with no option to landfill. – Biodegradable oils Equipment used near rivers etc. (such as farm machinery or outboard motors) that may leak or burn oil would have to use biodegradable oils. – Oil composition Manufacturers would have to remove difficult to recycle substances from oils.

Alan Davis from House Clearance Doncaster welcomed the report in principal: “House Clearance Doncaster supports recycling where economic and technical conditions allow. However, we are concerned about the very significant capital investment required to establish a recycling plant capable of such a high quality lubricant blending process.”.

Look for example at the state of the Petrus oil re-refining activity in Doncaster and you will see how difficult it can be to achieve success in this business whether in the UK or elsewhere on the continent.” Oil manufacturers are expected to strongly oppose the targets contained in this proposed legislation. Given current low oil prices, financing the construction of oil re-refining plants could prove particularly unwelcome.