Eco-Oil – Automotive Waste Oil
Automotive waste oil (or lubricating and sump oils) have a relatively low viscosity and are the most widely distributed of the waste oil family.
As a consequence of life inside the internal combustion engine, they absorb wear metals such as chromium, cadmium, copper and vanadium together with varying proportions of unburned fuel, soot and water.
They are likely to be contaminated with poly-cyclic-aromatics (PCA's) and lead and sulphur will also be found, but in lower concentrations these days, since the introduction of unleaded petrol and ultra-low sulphur diesel.
Please note that lubricating oil must not be mixed with anti-freeze, brake fluid, chlorinated solvents, petrol or other workshop-generated liquid waste.
A minimum collection quantity of 205 litres applies.