What is waste oil collection?


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Waste oil collection refers to gathering together of used oil for the purpose of recycling. Failure to correctly dispose of used oil results in environmental degradation. An estimated 200 million gallons of used oil is improperly disposed of, notes the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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Environmentalists advocate for the collection of used oil in order to recycle it and avoid having to deal with the adverse effects to the environment. Used oil can be recycled into lubricants, fuel oils and raw material for the refining and petrochemical industries. Local automobile maintenance facilities, waste collectors, environmental organizations and government departments that deal with environmental welfare can be contacted for assistance with regards to oil collection and recycling.

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