With the promulgation of The Waste Act No 59 of 2008 on 1 July 2009, the legal requirements for the environmentally responsible collection and disposal of used lubricating oils rests with the generator for safe disposal. Generators must ensure that all waste is recovered, stored, transported and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Effective 1 July 2010 all Hazardous Waste generators that generate more than 20kg per day, are required to register on the South African Waste Information System (SAWIS) website (www.sawic.org.za).

Did you know ... just one litre of oil can contaminate one million litres of water?