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Can a garage burn its old oil/ derv filters in a bin ?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by S3 Paul, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. S3 Paul
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    S3 Paul Active Member Staff Member Regional Rep

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    Hi,
    Im just after some advice,
    Basicaly where i live there is a garage localy ( a matter of ten metres away ) that regularly burn old oil filters and the likes in a steel bin before putting them in a scrap bin,
    My problem is ... it stinks and makes horrible smoke,
    I myself have a wood burning boiler so this may sound just plain mardy but i checked the rules regarding my set up before it was fitted and as i dont live in a smoke free zone im fine . Is the same ok for the garage?
    My chimany is about 12 metre high and only ever shows very faint smoke when the lid is opened to top up with wood . This bin is on the floor and the smoke fills the area outside my door.

    Should i just man up and live with it or can i say something??

    Thanks
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    Doubt very much it's anywhere close to lawful. I should think it is in breach of all sorts of waste diposal and environmental rules.
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    Not legal or a suitable method of waste diposal. Phone your council environmental services department if you don't fancy speaking to them about it.
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    S3 Paul Active Member Staff Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks,
    Thats kind of what i thought.
    I work at an engineering company and we have to pay for the waste oil to be removed,
    We as a company can not burn any waste now, but im not sure if we are in a smoke free zone ( same city but diffrent area )
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    Illegal. Simple.

    It's meant to be disposed of by a licensed company, the garage is trying to cut corners to save cash.
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    my mate owns a garage and he has to pay people to come in and collect used oil and filters
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