The Old Oil Man - Certified Waste Management Company
The Old Oil Man cc was founded in 1989 as a specialist Used Lube Oil collection company in Krugersdorp on the West Rand. Initially the collected oil was supplied to re refiners , and then later on into the Explosives industry as a Diesel replacement in emulsion explosives. In 1994 The Old Oil Man started processing used lube oil into a Industrial Burner Fuel and still does so.
Apart from used lubricating oils various other refinery by products and off spec products are blended into the Industrial Burner Oil. With the introduction of the new Waste Act in 2009 we are committed to actively promoting the principles of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. In line with this we are now accepting waste products into our process that would previously not been accepted. Examples of this are oils that have extremely high water contents and oils that have been contaminated with chemicals and cutting oils. We are also installing a more efficient effluent water treatment system in order to increase the volumes of water contaminated waste that we can handle.
What Certifications do Waste Management Companies Need?
When we started collecting used lubrication oil in the 1980’s almost the only permission that you needed was a certificate from your local fire chief. Since then things have dramatically changed and all waste management companies need certification from your local Municipality, your Province as well as from National Government.
Waste Management Companies are also required to have an Environmental Management System in place and in 2001 we made a decision to implement the ISO14001 system. We now have the system in place and regularly have independent auditors on our site to audit the system.
In 2008 we received our Section 20 certification that established us as a legally compliant waste oil processor. Two independent Section 20 audits are done each year and submitted to DGCE in order to maintain this status.
The Old Oil Man is a founder member of NORA-SA (National Oil Recycling Association of South Africa) and adheres to the code of conduct and policies, as prescribed by NORA-SA. All of the used lube oil suppliers that deliver oil to The Old Oil Man are independent collectors who are members of NORA-SA.
As a contribution towards people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds we purchase well over 70 % of our used oil from previously disadvantage persons.
We are registered with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a Waste Treatment Facility and has been issued with the following registration number GPF-00-591 for use when reporting to the Gauteng Waste Information System.
We are also registered with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as a Waste Transporter and has been issued with the following registration number GPT-00-599 for use when reporting to the Gauteng Waste Information System.