Oil filters

Oil Filters - Los Angeles, CA

The oil filters are a significant industrial waste stream and should be recycled to recover oil and metal. Used filters are considered to be a liquid waste, and yes, it is illegal to put them in a garbage bin or skip for disposal untreated in Los Angeles, CA. The automotive filters retain significant amounts of oil and are not suitable for landfill disposal as oil picks carry a variety of contaminants when utilized in engines and transmissions, including lead, benzene, and dioxins. When disposed of improperly it can harm the waterways, land, underground reservoirs and the marine environment in Los Angeles, CA. There are some commercial auto parts as well as metal recyclers who will recycle oil filters for a charge. For operations with a significant number of oil filters, there are a wide variety of machines available for on-site recycling.

What happened when it’s recycled?

Best practice management of oil filter wastes in Los Angeles, CA involves the use of a mechanical crusher to separate and recover most of the oil they have. The free oil withdrawn from the filter must be presented, managed and stored separately from the oil filters. Oil filters which are drained and mechanically crushed are then classified as solid waste. Many metal recyclers will accept the crushed filters for scrap metal. A1 Oil Recycling, LLC offers the best option for recycling the oil filters in Los Angeles, CA.

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