The legality of small waste oil burners is in question #
Posted by Peter Warman on May 28, 2012, 1:42 pm
Message modified by board administrator June 9, 2012, 1:46 pm
There is an article in this months Aftermarket magazine June 2012 on page 4 it's calling for Independent Garages to contact their local MP to explain the effect of banning waste oil heaters as a means of heating workshops in the winter months plus the extra cost of arranging and paying for the disposal on waste oil |
I would like to point out that the information contained in the article is not strictly true
The last time I had a 1,000 ltrs of waste oil collected it was FREE. Even though waste oil contains such chemicals (including flushing agent)that may cause all sorts of issues the Government have now changed it classification after many years to NON HAZARDOUS.......how can that be?
Could it be that waste disposal companies are falling over themselves to collect your waste oil (collect free of charge), process and sell to Government institution such as Hospitals and Government building as a cheap source of heating fuel?
Nothing to do with the environment.....they just want your waste oil for free, while you just freeze at work or pay through the nose for alternate heating options
So please do contact you MP and explain that if they want your waste oil then they will have to pay you for it
Re: The legality of small waste oil burners is in question
Posted by Andrew West on May 28, 2012, 10:07 pm, in reply to "Re: The legality of small waste oil burners is in question"
Hello Pete & Keith, |
I get paid for mine also from OSS ,but not through RMI even though I am currently a member.
Re: The legality of small waste oil burners is in question #
Posted by Sean Connelly on June 27, 2012, 1:08 pm, in reply to "The legality of small waste oil burners is in question #"
Hi Peter, |
I agree with you that the cost of collection of waste oil is usually free or that you can now get paid for it as mentioned by Keith and Andrew but I bet what you get paid for it won't touch the cost of paying for gas to heat your workshop.
We may have installed a relatively cheap waste oil burner but the cost was doubled by ensuring that the installed extra tall double walled flue met all the local government requirements. We have also had it inspected recently (by the local council) on it's first anniversary and have paid our annual licence fee.
I will be writing to our MP asap and I urge all other UKAT members that used waste oil burners to do the same.
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