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Containing Oil To Protect Our Environment

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The necessity of preventing oil from entering our natural environment cannot be understated. It is a lethal substance which can cause awful harm when not managed.

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Interceptors are a key to the way we control the impact that our oil waste has on the environment. They collect oil from carparks, garage forecourts, industrial estates and anywhere where oil is a part of waste produced.

Styles of interceptor vary. They are installed beneath the ground and drainage from the site goes through its multiple chambers.  As the oil sits on the surface of the water waste, it filters them using a pipe that is positioned below the level of the oil and therefore lets the waste water through. As the levels can vary there are generally three chambers and some have filtration fabric that sieves remaining oil from the water, eventually allowing oil free waste water out into the sewer system.  Any solids in the waste are suspended at the bottom of the tank.  They need to be emptied on a regular basis as the waste accumulates. Some interceptors have an alarm on them which goes off when a chamber becomes full.

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One of our exceptional units then takes that and any many other types of dangerous waste to specialist hazardous materials disposal sites.

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The oil is then disposed of according to the law.

Let us know of hazardous waste issue you have and we will send our experts to assess it and resolve the issue for you. 0800 740 8888

 

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