Sharpe's Recycle Oil Ltd
What happens to waste oil we treat and recover?
We have a treatment and recovery process that separates the hazardous waste oil, cleans and converts it into a quality controlled Fuel Oil.
When we started, over 40 years ago, the processed oil was sold to
other oil recycling companies who re-refined our product back into
Up until the mid 1980ís our processed waste engine and fuel oil was used as a fuel by laundries and engineering companies. However again the increased use of additives caused the carbonising of the boilers which were run on recycled fuel oils, hence this use was also stopped.
Recycled Fuel Oil was used by the Quarries, for drying and heating road stone, as well as a fuel source for the Power Stations during the start-up process combined with the coal. Over the years our number of coal fired power stations has again dramatically declined as cleaner fuels were sought and technology advanced.
Today with the Waste Incineration Directive of 2005 waste oils are prevented from being burnt in many industrial plants. Hence we send our RFO into the waste oil trade where it is blended and reprocessed and either used as a fuel for WID compliant plants or used to produce a high specification Product Fuel Oil (PFO) which is no longer a waste; some of which is burnt in industrial plants in the U.K and Europe, and some is exported for re-refining.
In 1978 we diversified into the processing and disposing of oil and water mixtures, interceptor waste with low solid content, and cutting/soluble oils from engineering works.
In the 1980ís we undertook tank cleaning at outside sites (something which we have been doing on site for many years) as well as tank removals and cutting. This ceased in June 2016.
We have a small well-trained staff and process around 16 thousand tonnes of waste a year. Our key staffs hold Certificates of Technical Competence, Level 4, in Hazardous Waste Management.
We have been a member of the Oil Recycling Association (ORA) since its inception in 1997. We receive information from ORA on Legislation, Health & Safety, and Environmental concerns. We regularly attend meetings and the AGM.