New waste oil depot a “major step forward” for Lincoln family business

A family waste oil firm has completed a partnership deal which has seen it move its business to a brand new Lincoln depot.

Lincolnshire Waste Oil Ltd, which has run waste oil transportation jobs from its South Hykeham yard to Hull since 2000, has entered a joint venture with RE:Group of Hull to expand its service.

The company has opened a licensed waste transfer station on Lincoln’s Whisby Way, where waste oil collected from Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties is bulked up into storage tanks for collection before processing at RE:Group’s recovery operation.

The 3,000 sq ft depot with storage tanks, a yard and offices will have the capacity to store 120,000 litres of oil on site, plus 20 tonnes of solid waste.

Lincolnshire Waste Oil managing director Rob Donald said: “The logistics of the new facility frees up a lot of extra time to spend on collections offering an economical and convenient way to dispose of used oil and other waste.

“Large quantities of waste oil are out there with the potential to damage the environment if incorrectly handled. Our service can give customers peace of mind that the waste is being consigned in full compliance with UK legislation.”

Rob started Lincolnshire Waste Oil in 2000 and his sons, Tom, 28, and Ben, 26, having joined the business over the last few years as it has expanded. To complete the family firm, his wife, Charmaine, is the company secretary.

Collections are from businesses, ranging from factories and oceangoing ships, to farms and owner operators, such as small garages.

As part of a management programme for associated hazardous industrial and garage waste, Lincolnshire Waste Oil also deals with antifreeze, brake fluid, oily water and paint, and solid waste such as oil filters, aerosols and lead acid batteries.

“As part of our service we can supply containers in a range of sizes for customers to fill with this additional waste,” added Rob.

“We make frequent collections from some customers while for others, such as farmers, it may be once every few years.

“The joint venture is a major step forward in our company’s development.”