Oil is considered hazardous waste and can be dangerous. You must never put oil in your general rubbish because it is flammable and toxic. You must never pour oil down the drain and never put oil on a bonfire.
You can recycle used or unused heating and engine oil at the five main Household Recycling Centres (HRC's) in Shropshire:
- Shrewsbury HRC
- Oswestry HRC
- Whitchurch HRC
- Craven Arms HRC
- Bridgnorth HRC
How should I recycle heating and engine oil?
- Make sure the heating or engine oil is stored in a sealed container
- Don't mix it with anything else as this makes it hard to recycle
- Take it to your nearest HRC
- Ask the site staff for assistance
- Carefully pour the oil into the black oil drum
What happens to the heating and engine oil?
It is collected from the HRC by Oil Salvage Ltd and taken to Liverpool where it is recycled by being cleaned up and reprocessed into an alternative fuel oil.
Why recycle heating and engine oil?
Not only does it help reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill but by creating an alternative fuel oil this helps reduce the need to extract oil from the ground and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.