Proper Management of Used Oil

 What is used oil?

The definition of used oil is any oil that has been refined form crude oil. Or any synthetic oil,that has been used and a result of such use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.Any oil that has been recycled form crude oil and has been put to use is “used oil”.The term”used oil” also applies to any oil that is no longer useful to the original purchase as a consequence of extended storage,spillage pr contamination with non-hazardous impurities such as dirt and water.used oil handlers much determine whether the used oil exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste,if so the handlers must dispose of waste in accordance with the hazardous waste regulations.
 
Proper Management of Used Oil
If  managed properly,used oil is a valuable resource that can be reused either as a base stock for new  lubricants or as a fuel,only when mismanaged,used oil can threaten human`s health,damage the environment,and cause long-term liability for the costs of environmental cleanup upon generator or subsequent handlers.Used oil management standard requires used oil to be managed in an environmentally safe manner, listing used oil that is to be recycled as a hazardous waste is not necessary.It is very important,however,to keep used oil form being contaminated with other hazardous wastes,otherwise,the risk to human heath and the environment will greatly increase, and the costs for proper management will significantly rise.