EHS & Waste Management

Used Oil and Hazardous Waste Mixing

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By definition a used oil generator is any person, by site, whose act or process produces used oil or whose act first causes used oil to generated. Used Oil and Hazardous Waste Mixing must be managed in accordance with the EPA regulations. See www.epa.gov for details.

Generators of Used Oil

The generators of used oil included groups such as:

  • Household – do it your selfers – used oil generators
  • Vessels – when sued oil is removed from the vessel
  • Farmers
  • Transporters of used oil
  • Companies that filter, clean of recondition used oil
  • Waste water separators
  • Used oil energy recovery companies

Hazardous Waste Mixing

Used Oil and Hazardous Waste Mixing must be managed in accordance with the EPA regulations. See www.epa.gov for details.

Used oil managed by hazardous waste generators. containing greater than 1,000 ppm total halogens is presumed to be a hazardous waste and thus must be managed as hazardous waste and not as used oil. However, there are circumstances where this does not apply to certain metalworking oils/fluids and certain used oils removed from refrigeration units. In general Hazardous waste mixing with used Oil is not permitted. See www.epa.gov for details.

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