We define used oil as any mineral oil or synthetic base that has become unsuitable for the application it was initially intended. This definition also applies to combustion engine oils, lubricants, hydraulic, insulation, heat transfer, etc.
The used oil is a liquid, toxic and hazardous waste, which is generated in very large quantities worldwide.
The mineral oil life, despite additives that prolong its duration, is limited. It progressively lose its properties and should be replaced with new oil.
Used Oil - a toxic and dangerous waste
The oil is rich in metals, sulfur and chlorine from additives which are added. For this reason, if it isn’t properly managed, a negative impact on the environment is made.
Uncontrolled burning of used oil and pouring it into the soil or water, could cause a major environmental problem.