Oil Tank Disposal

oil tank disposal

Plastic oil tank disposal is quite straightforward, as many authorities have set up recycling plans. We’ll talk about this further down in the article, but you’ll want to look into this. However, a drawback is that, because of the oil tanks size, it can be a bit of an operation to have a recycling company come and get them. Perhaps they will only take an articulated truck’s worth of different oil tanks at a time as opposed to making individual collections. This is why finding out about things beforehand is important; replacing an oil tank is expensive at the best of times, and you want the minimum to be spent on disposing of the od tank as you can in terms of effort and money.

Whilst you want heating oil tank disposal to be as cost effective as possible, you cannot in most cases do it yourself. You will need to find a dedicated company to remove your oil tank. As such, you need to think like a customer and a businessperson in this decision as much as you would in any other business. Even if your home is where the tank is being replaced, treat it as you would a business premise. Think about who can deliver you a quality service at a speed and price that you are comfortable with. Remember that taking an oil tank out and taking it away is a job which will require a professional; therefore if you decide to go cheaply, you might regret it. Go with a professional company who make guarantees about what they will do, how they will do it and when they will do it. Also, remember that you are giving this company access to your property. Make sure that they have taken pains to explain to you that they know how to dispose of old oil tank, but also that they will leave your property in better condition than they found it in truck capacity.

Fuel oil tank disposal can be a tricky business, or it can be straightforward if you let it. As we’ve said earlier, the correct thing to do is to discuss disposal with any relevant authorities. Different places have different rules. However, as a general guideline, you should follow these steps if you don’t come up with any relevant answers.

See if you can resell your tank. If your tank has a massive hole in it, and it’s effectively useless, then this advice won’t apply. However, if you’re looking to replace your fuel tank because your operation or the needs of your property have overgrown it’s capacity, then remember that there are all sorts of people who might want to buy the tank from you. Tanks aren’t cheap, and so if you have a used one for sale at a reduced price, it’ll probably get snapped up.

Remember, that this could be selling to somebody in your same business, but it could also be sold to all manner of different people; farmers, builders, artists and people who are running small homestead style operations are just some of the potential markets that nobody thinks about.

If you can’t resell your oil tank, then consider seeing if it can be recycled. This might be as an oil tank of some sort, or it might mean being broken down into parts/smaller sheets of material and then reused. It’s worth it, and you’ll get a good feeling knowing that you’re saving the planet.

If you cannot recycle or find a recycling company, then we’ll reiterate the sentiment we expressed earlier on in the article; go with a professional disposal company who know what they are doing, and how important it is that this disposal of your old tank mustn’t cause trouble in your life.

Some other things that you will want to consider about oil tank disposal:

The company you hire will need to remove any oil that is left. This will then need to be disposed of.

The company will need to clean your old tank before moving it. if they don’t, there are all kinds of dangers when it comes to leaving toxic residues during the removal process.

You might have your oil tank propped up on bricks or some other structure. You may not need that anymore. Try and find a company who will also deal with the removal of that sort of structural debris – or at least modify it so that it’s replacement will fit. That said, that might be a job for the people who are installing the new system, should you be having one.

A good company will also remove any other debris and mess. They should leave your place in better, more tidy conditions than they found it in.  This should mean removing any traces of the old system, as well as any dirt that has accumulated around it. Certainly, a company should never under any circumstance damage your property. If they do, there are no excuses – they are at fault and need to foot the bill.

Most importantly of all, you must check before hiring any qualified workman that they are actually qualified. With a lot of these manual labor jobs, you’ll have people who front as qualified when they aren’t in reality. You need to do your due diligence to avoid a nightmare, Make sure that both the company you hire are fully qualified and certified by all the necessary authorities, and also that they disposal facilities that they are disposing the materials to are also qualified. You’d not want to incur the cost and time should you be held responsible for your materials being removed to a non-certified site, so don’t take the risk. Hire professionals who provide a high quality, certified service for your tank removal needs.

In Conclusion:

Do your due diligence about any removal project. Make sure that any company you work with is certified and that they are disposing of your tank in the correct way.

See if there are recycling facilities that are able to take your tank from you.

Also, try and see if there’s an option to resell as opposed to dispose of your tank. This could make you extra money and make your customer happy.