Processing used oil includes, but is not limited to, blending, filtration, distillation, chemical or physical separation, and re-refining.
Do I need a permit?
A dangerous waste permit is required for storage longer than 90 days.
A dangerous waste permit is not required to be a used oil processor, if you:
- Store used oil on site for less than 90 days before entering an active recycling process.
- Follow other best management practices and regulations for processors.
Get a site identification number
If you are processing used oil, you must notify us by submitting a notification of dangerous waste activities for a RCRA Site Identification number. You must also make prior arrangements with local authorities for the potential need of their services (police and fire departments, emergency response teams, etc.).
As a used oil processor, you are a conditionally regulated recycler. You may be subject to additional reporting regarding the durability of structures and equipment used to store used oil.