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    • S1oane
    • By S1oane 24th Nov 17, 10:33 AM
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    Oil Tank Removal
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    • 24th Nov 17, 10:33 AM
    Oil Tank Removal 24th Nov 17 at 10:33 AM
    Hi


    Just moved house and I need to get rid of an old oil tank at the back of the garage and boiler within if anyone has any suggestions based on personal receommendation please.


    Much appreciated
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    • Possom
    • By Possom 26th Nov 17, 1:54 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 1:54 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 1:54 PM
    Why don't you take a photo of the plastic tank and list it on Gumtree for, say, £30?

    The boiler, if old with no value, would still be taken away for free by a scrap merchant if you give them a call.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 26th Nov 17, 2:33 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 2:33 PM
    First of all poster doesnt say location in NI for local advice
    • Cherryscone
    • By Cherryscone 26th Nov 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 26th Nov 17, 3:16 PM
    I am sure Someone would be Interested In the Boiler If you put them On Gumtree maybe
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    • S1oane
    • By S1oane 27th Nov 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 10:07 AM
    Hi all


    Bangor is the location.


    It's a very old (over 30 years) , rusted metal tank :-(
    • Wookey
    • By Wookey 27th Nov 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 2:53 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 2:53 PM
    Scrap dealer for both, you might get a few quid for them but doubtful, taken away and disposed of for free isn't the worst of deals considering possible oil residue in the tank.
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    • tara747
    • By tara747 30th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 11:17 AM
    They may be classed as hazardous waste, so you have to dispose of them correctly. Contact the council to ask what you need to do.
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    • ivanwilson
    • By ivanwilson 4th Dec 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 11:35 PM
    Hi S1oane, just in case you've missed it; I've sent you a PM with details of someone who could help.
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 7th Dec 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 2:38 PM
    If it is made of steel, you might get a scrap merchant to take it away for you for free. I did this a few years ago. They said they would give me nothing for the scrap metal as its value was less than what it cost to collect it. They also wanted me to make sure it was empty. As far as I remember I rang them in the morning and it was away by the afternoon.

    If it is plastic then put it on Gumtree. Also some of the plastic recyclers might be interested in it. Remember that plastic oil tanks are surprisingly heavy but you might be able to cut one up and dump it at your Council recycling yard.
    Last edited by Mistral001; 07-12-2017 at 2:43 PM.
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