Don’t let savings
slip down the drain.

Avoid costly regulatory missteps and create a more sustainable business with Rubicon. Our team can help you manage your exposure to risk by implementing a streamlined oil recycling program. It only takes the improper oil disposal from one oil change to contaminate one million gallons of fresh water. And with endless uses for recycled oil, you can help the environment and benefit multiple industries.

Frequently asked questions about oil recycling

Absolutely. Used oil isn’t a waste – it’s a highly valuable resource. Although it may get dirty, it doesn’t wear out. Industrial oils can be reused to create other oils and fuels for various industries. For example, just one gallon of used motor oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil (without depleting our natural resources). If your business uses large volumes of oil, we can help introduce a truly closed-loop program through re-refinery processes. We’ll help you recycle or refine your industrial and hydraulic oils in a safe, responsible manner that keeps your business in compliance with federal and local regulations. (Psst… were you wondering about used cooking oil? We’ve got the info on that too – check it out here.)

Used oil is any petroleum-based or synthetic oil that’s been used, but there’s a little more to it than that. The Environmental Protection Agency defines used oil as oil that’s contaminated, which includes residues and impurities that come from handling, storing and processing used oil. This means oils recovered from virgin fuel spills and even some petroleum-derived products like antifreeze don’t make the cut for “used oil.”

Improper management of used oil can leave you in a sticky situation. Waste transporters often need to meet specific guidelines for a state or local permit, and they must have a valid EPA ID number. Finding the right waste management company is key to reducing your risk exposure when it comes to used oil. No matter the type of oil you handle, everyone must follow some basic due diligence in accordance to the federal government:

• Properly label your containers and tanks as “used oil.” Without the right label, you may need to follow costly hazardous waste disposal standards.

• Don’t store your used oil in anything except structurally sound containers and tanks that are free of rust and leaks. Without proper storage, you could be in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

You’ll need to make sure your business maintains three years’ worth of records detailing how your waste is managed. Rubicon's technology easily tracks deliveries, shipments, invoices and more, so you can leave the file keeping to us.

There are several ways to recycle oil. You can recondition it on-site to prolong its life, process and burn it for energy recovery, or use it in refinery production. But the most popular method is to re-refine your oil. This can help it last for years to come, and it closes the recycling loop (helpful for driving a circular economy). By removing impurities, the oil can be used as a base stock for new lubricants. The oil becomes just like new, using less energy and fewer virgin materials.

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  • Nationwide network of haulers

    From every corner of the country, we can find the hauler with the right certifications and permits for your business.

  • Secure & compliant storage

    We’ll help you store your waste in a safe, compliant container that will help you meet or beat federal and state requirements.

  • Data management

    Rubicon technology can store, manage and analyze federally-mandated records and data associated with your waste.

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Concrete & Drywall

Rubicon can help you find savings by implementing a waste and recycling program tailored to your business.

Wood

Billions of trees are cut down each year, and despite their many benefits, millions of tons of wood end up in landfills.

Metal

Almost every kind of metal can be recycled endlessly, which means an endless amount of opportunities for your business.

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