Used Oil, Oily Wastes, and Oil Filters

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Used Oil Accumulation Requirements

  • Used oil, oil filters, and oily wastes must be clearly and appropriately labeled
  • All containers must be closed unless you are actively adding oil to them
  • Containers must be kept in good condition and not leaking
  • All containers need to be protected from the weather and stored on an impermeable surface
  • You are required to have adequate secondary containment, which must be able to contain 110% of the volume of the largest container stored in the area
  • Containment area must be kept free of spill residue and debris; clean up all spills or leaks promptly
  • Do not add anything but Used Oil to your Used Oil containers
  • Disposal records must be kept for a minimum of 3 years from the pickup date
  • Designate a Used Oil Manager for each accumulation area who will be responsible for the area

Oily Waste Description

Oily wastes are defined as “those materials which are mixed with used oil and have become separated from that used oil.”   This includes absorbent clay “kitty litter” or other absorbent material used in the process of routine maintenance or in cleaning up a spill.  Per F.A.C. 62-710 oily wastes may be packaged and disposed of as non-regulated solid waste (regular trash). OILY WASTES MUST NOT CONTAIN FREE LIQUIDS.  Free liquids must never be disposed of in regular solid waste.

Used Oil Filters

Commercially generated oil filters are banned from landfill disposal.   The filters must be processed by a registered used oil filter processor.  Used oil filters must be stored in above ground containers which are clearly labeled “Used Oil Filters” and which are in good condition.  The storage containers must be protected from weather and stored on an oil impermeable surface. Do not mix fuel or air filters into the oil filter container.