Waste Oil Pollution A Growing Problem For Californians

April 04, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
LONG BEACH, CA One of the major environmental issues facing the state of California right now is the problem if improperly disposed of motor oil.

According to the state's environmental stewardship group CalRecycle, currently Californians generate over 115 million gallons of waste oil every year, and only a fraction of it is recycled. Oil that is improperly disposed of contains toxic chemicals that enter into California's waterways, damaging ecosystems and fouling drinking water. Properly recycled oil, however, uses only a fraction of the energy that it takes to refine new oil and doesn't consume any more of our limited fossil fuel reserves.

Because of this, the state has established an extensive waste oil recycling program where individuals and small businesses can take up to five gallons of oil per person per day to a Certified Collection Center and have it properly disposed of for free. Businesses that use more oil than that can use private hazardous waste disposal companies and seek reimbursement of up to 16 cents per gallon through the "Registered Generators" program.

Amberwick Corporation are fully permitted, licensed, and insured waste oil recycle specialists that can help arrange safe, clean, environmentally sound transport of all forms of industrial waste. In addition to oil recycling services, Amberwick is also qualified to transport medical, environmental, and toxic waste, perform site clean-up, and perform environmental health and safety training.

Amberwick has been in the hazardous waste disposal business for over 35 years and has a track record of excellence that includes nearly a decade of service without a single day lost to injury. To see all of the services offered by Amberwick go to their website http://www.amberwick.com/, call (562) 901-2350 ext 100 or toll free at (800) 300-9990 ext 100, or visit their offices in person at 2304 W. 16th Street, Long Beach, CA, 90813.