Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance

EPA Used Oil Regulations - 40 §CFR 279.10-(c)

  • Materials containing or otherwise contaminated with oil from which the used oil has been properly drained or removed to the extent possible such that no visible signs of free-flowing oil remain in or on the material may be disposed of in a solid waste disposal facility, provided the material is not listed or identified as hazardous waste.
  • Used oil absorbents have to be centrifuged, wrung, or drained before they can be legally sent to the landfill.
  • The above is the Federal minimum standard that all states must enforce.
  • States can add their own language For example, in Wisconsin, NR590.05 par. 2) b) Note: The department encourages the recycling of used oil including oil soaked rags and similar materials, by the use of laundering services, burning for energy recovery and other recycling methods.

 

 

 

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