1993-09-01

Recycling of Fluids and Other Materials from Off-Highway Operations 932449

Many options exist for the recycling of wastes from off-highway operations. Parts cleaning can be done using solvents that are recycled over and over, with regularly scheduled servicing, possibly as non-hazardous waste. Used oil recycling might involve making sure the oil goes to a re-refiner and then using re-refined lubricants. Reclamation and reuse is a good option for antifreeze and segregated industrial solvents.Even for more complex wastes, such as oil filters and mixed liquid wastes, there are opportunities to reclaim the recyclable solvent and metallic portions of the waste, while blending the remainder for cement kiln fuel.The end result is that almost nothing goes for land disposal. This not only satisfies waste minimization requirements, but eliminates long-term liability for future environmental releases from the disposal site.

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