Oils can be animal, vegetable, or petrochemical, meaning that a number of industries produce oil waste.
Oil may be volatile or non-volatile, so it needs to be collected, transported and treated with care. Oils discharged directly to a sewer can pollute the environment and waterways so it need to be disposed of appropriately.
Does Veolia collect and dispose oils?
Veolia’s highly trained and experienced team can safely collect, treat and correctly dispose your oil waste at one of our licensed liquid waste treatment facilities.
Oils will either be decanted into drums and transported on a truck, or sucked into a liquid waste tanker certified to transport the liquid waste. A waste manifest identifying the product and quantity will be created before the product leaves site with required EPA documentation.
The liquid waste is transported to a liquid recovery and treatment facility. If the type of liquid is fuel, oil coolant, hydraulic fluid, oily water or something similar, they will have to go through an initial testing process.
In the case of oil and diesel, the material may be recycled and turned into base oils. Oily water extracted from wash bay pits that contain contaminants are processed through a separation system and the extracted oil is recycled.
Cooking oil is processed to separate fats, contaminates, water and solids before being processed for reuse. The fats can be diverted to tallow, solids may be composted or applied to agricultural pastures, and the treated water recycled or disposed of as a trade waste down the sewer.