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    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 7th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    Disposal of heating oil
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    • 7th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
    Disposal of heating oil 7th Sep 17 at 8:43 PM
    I've recently got rid of an old oil tank and drained about 75 litres of kerosene from it. It's probably not good enough to re-use. Anyone have any ideas on how I could get rid of it - properly! I'm in Bangor area.
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    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 8th Sep 17, 9:40 AM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 9:40 AM
    Our local council dump has a facility for disposing of oil from chip pans etc, possibly they could also take this - maybe quick phone to your local council office.
    • Wookey
    • By Wookey 8th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
    If you know of someone with a shed that uses a waste oil burner for heat they might take it, not sure of the legality of those things these days though for private use. You could ask your mechanic how he gets rid of used engine oil. 16+ gallons is quite a bit to dispose of.
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    • Possom
    • By Possom 8th Sep 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 2:52 PM
    Don't some use waste oil to weatherproof sheds? Maybe not in a back garden, but at allotments or a farm.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 8th Sep 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 8th Sep 17, 3:32 PM
    its kerosene, not waste lubricating oil


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    Last edited by ballyblack; 08-09-2017 at 3:38 PM.
    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 9th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
    Thanks for replies so far. I rang council first and they don't take kerosene, only engine and cooking oil. :-(
    • SnowyOwl
    • By SnowyOwl 9th Sep 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:35 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 3:35 PM
    Give a call to distributors - they might take it back or at least give you further advice on disposal.

    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 9th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
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    • 9th Sep 17, 4:17 PM
    You will certainly have to pay to get it taken away... the same as you should have had to do with the old oil tank itself!

    The kerosene is likely to float on any water and other gunk which was mixed with it, but some moulds and suchlike may float on the kerosene. So you may be able to recover some usable kerosene after leaving it to settle?

    An Oftec-approved local oil heating firm might be able to help, too? or advise who they go to for contaminated kerosene disposal.
    Last edited by Rodders53; 09-09-2017 at 5:17 PM.
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    • By Old Git 10th Sep 17, 5:17 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 5:17 AM
    advertise it on facebook .75 litres of heating oil free to good home . Must collect .
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    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 10th Sep 17, 4:52 PM
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    You will certainly have to pay to get it taken away... the same as you should have had to do with the old oil tank itself!
    Originally posted by Rodders53
    Scrap metal guy took tank away for free along with a few bits and pieces. It was 4mm sheet steel and was heavy. Thought about cutting it up but the potential fire/explosion risk and proximity to our house and gas pipes meant it just had to be manhandled. Managed to wreck my shoulder in the process.
    • montyrebel
    • By montyrebel 12th Sep 17, 10:06 PM
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    do you have a drain in your front or back garden that is a bit secluded from neighbours?
    Pour it down there bit by bit when you can and say nothing to nobody
    mortui non mordent
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 12th Sep 17, 10:20 PM
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    November the 5th is coming up.........
    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 20th Sep 17, 11:01 PM
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    November the 5th is coming up.........
    Originally posted by jack_pott
    Hallow'een over here Jack, but I get what you're saying
    • Wookey
    • By Wookey 21st Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    do you have a drain in your front or back garden that is a bit secluded from neighbours?
    Pour it down there bit by bit when you can and say nothing to nobody
    Originally posted by montyrebel
    Unless of course it's a rainwater water drain that discharges into a nearby stream or river in which case DoE are likely to come after you, oil also floats so you will have a tell tale layer of the oil sitting in your drain for a very long time. Stupid and careless.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 21st Sep 17, 5:00 PM
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    do you have a drain in your front or back garden that is a bit secluded from neighbours?
    Pour it down there bit by bit when you can and say nothing to nobody
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