Used Oil Containers
Leaders in Spain and Europe in the manufacturing of Used Oil Containers
Cervic Environment is the leading Spanish company in the manufacturing of containers for the collection of used household oil.
With extensive experience, thousands of used oil containers have been installed throughout numerous Spanish cities. This has allowed us to develop and offer the most comprehensive, reliable, and competitive range of containers for the collection of used household oil in the market. In addition to urban containers, we provide containers for enclosed spaces such as markets, shopping centers, schools, etc.
We also offer solutions such as the funnel-filter for domestic collection, which facilitates the reuse of containers for oil storage in homes.
Used Oil Container - MAX and Mini Models
Cervic Environment offers the widest range of containers for recycling used household oil.
Many regions and cities in Spain already recycle their used household oil using Cervic Environment containers. From north to south, large cities to small towns, they have access to the appropriate container for their needs.
Featuring great design, quality, and durability with different capacities, our containers are even adapted for people with reduced mobility. You can contact our advisors to find out which container best suits your needs.
The container consists of a fire-resistant outer metal casing with a hinged door locked by locks and a removable plastic inner container. It includes front and rear deposition openings with self-closing mechanisms and a system to hinder the extraction of the contents deposited inside.
Manufacturing used oil containers is a very important way to contribute value to the oil recycling process. Whether it’s used cooking oils, edible oils, or used vegetable oil, they can all be deposited in the used oil tanks that Cervic Environment manufactures.
Our models of containers for used oil are patented and can be used in different sectors that require oil collection, such as hospitality, restaurant chains, schools, food industry, industrial facilities, and other local entities committed to oil recycling.
The oil containers are manufactured with the highest sanitary and environmental guarantees, making oil recycling a comfortable, professional, and efficient task.
Thanks to the Maxi container model, large volumes of used vegetable oil can be collected, while the Mini container model allows for the creation of collection points in various public, commercial, and private locations.
Our containers are specially designed to provide a convenient, secure, and hygienic collection experience for users. They are anti-vandalism and have a liquid retention system.
Used Oil Container - NEO Model
Cervic Environment’s NEO container for the collection of bottled used oil has been on the market in Spain for 10 years.
The NEO container for the collection of bottled used oil is available in two capacities: 120 or 240 liters. Its collection system consists of a plastic inner container with 2 wheels, making the transport of the oil easy and convenient while preventing spills.
Its deposition opening allows for the introduction of containers with a capacity of up to 5 liters and has a self-closing system that hinders the extraction of the oil from inside.
The access door of the container is protected with a security lock for both versions, and the 240-liter version also has a lock support.
Its orange color, along with the adhesive placed on the front of the container stating “Used bottled oil,” facilitates the identification of the waste: bottled oil.
As an accessory, the non-integrated liquid retention tray can be found.
Although this container is stable without being fixed, it can also be anchored to the ground.
In addition to its use for collecting bottled used oil, the NEO container has been adapted through small modifications for different purposes according to specific projects of customers. For example, this container has collected electronic waste, protected organic waste, composting, and more.
The models of used oil containers allow for the simple and convenient selective collection of bottled used household oil for end-users. From bottles, cans to jugs of used household oil up to 5 liters.
It is important to remember that used oil is the leftover from frying food and it is common to pour it down the sink due to a lack of awareness about its recyclability. Failing to do so and depositing it in used oil containers can cause significant damage to the environment. It is estimated that a single liter of oil can contaminate a thousand liters of water.
Used vegetable oil can be deposited in any nearby used oil container or in containers for used oil located nearby. Some models of oil containers allow for storing more used oil than other oil deposits, depending on the customer’s needs.
It is estimated that each consumer generates around four liters of used household oil per year. Valencia alone has nearly 800,000 inhabitants. This means millions of liters of used oil being poured into drains. Considering that a single liter of oil can contaminate 40,000 liters of water, the conclusion is clear: used household oil is not a minor problem.
At Cervic Environment, we are committed to manufacturing used oil containers, and thanks to our Maxi, Mini, and NEO models, we can meet the needs of our customers.”
Frequently Asked Questions about Used Oil Containers
Used cooking oil is one of the most aggressive pollutants that exist today, as it is estimated that just one liter of oil contaminates more than 1,000 liters of water, harming nearby fauna and causing environmental problems by hindering oxygen exchange.
The impact of uncontrolled disposal of used household oil into the sewage system is not a minor issue. In fact, the new waste law requires municipalities to have a separate collection system for used cooking oil, as it is a highly contaminating waste that seriously damages rivers, soils, and city pipe networks if improperly discarded.
If you don’t use a container for used oil, it can cause blockages in your home’s pipes and drains, leading to dirt and foul odors. Additionally, it increases the cost of wastewater treatment because it is not biodegradable.
Clean points are public facilities designed to deposit polluting household waste, such as oil, but they require the effort of consumers to travel to them, as they are generally few and somewhat distant from urban areas.
Another closer and more practical option for consumers are used oil recycling containers. Many municipalities already have used oil containers available near you. Consumers must store it in closed containers that can be of various types.
Treated oil can be used as fuel for diesel engines by transforming the ester into biodiesel.
Oils and fats can also be used for lubrication. Using a process similar to biodiesel production, new biolubricants have been obtained, which are biodegradable and less polluting than mineral oils.
An important application to be developed in the coming years is the production of bioplastics from microorganisms fed with waste oils.
Recycled cooking oil that is deposited in used oil containers is treated to be used as biofuel and for the production of biomaterials.
The simplest way to recycle used vegetable cooking oil is to bring it to a nearby used oil container. Cervic Environment offers specific containers for this type of waste, as they are a manufacturer of used oil containers in Spain, with many cities equipped, such as Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Malaga, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Vitoria, and more.
The used oil that can be recycled comes from vegetable oil used in cooking, such as frying, greases, and roasts. In smaller quantities, this type of oil can come from canned foods, lard, or spoiled and expired fats.
Once the oil is collected from a used oil container near you, it is transported to transfer centers where its composition and possible impurities are analyzed, meaning components that do not match the original composition. After the oil is treated, it is distilled to remove water, sediments, and possible heavy metals, resulting in regenerated bases that can be reused.
- Taking care of the environment by minimizing a particularly harmful waste.
- Reduction of CO2 emissions, specifically, for every ton of recycled oil, you save the emission of three tons of carbon dioxide.
- Municipal wastewater treatment will require less effort and the resulting increase in economic cost for citizens.
- Sanitation and drainage systems will experience fewer obstructions, and homes will be free from unpleasant odors.
- Reduction in the potential proliferation of microorganisms that can be harmful to health.
- Savings in raw materials and energy.
Recycled oil from used oil containers can be used for various purposes. It can be converted into biodiesel for diesel engines, fertilizers, waxes, varnishes, creams, detergents, lotions, soaps, paints, lubricants, or candles.
The best option is to wait for the oil to cool down, store it in tightly sealed containers, and deposit them in used oil containers near you.
The first and simplest method is to store the oil properly and take it to a used oil container for subsequent recycling. This involves storing the used oil in appropriate containers, such as recycled soda bottles, and disposing of them in the corresponding container.
Some municipalities have initiated awareness campaigns about recycling used oil and have distributed special funnels for collecting used oil. These utensils can be directly attached to the bottle using a screw cap, making it easier to pour the oil.
Choose the option that suits you best, but remember that you should always take measures to recycle used oil and not dispose of it improperly.
The size of the used oil container varies depending on the model. Cervic Environment manufactures used oil containers of different capacities:
- Maxi and Mini Used Oil Container (900L): 1900x1050x1400mm
- Maxi and Mini Used Oil Container (360/450L): 1600x830x910mm
- Neo Used Oil Container (240L): 1320x624x790mm
- Neo Used Oil Container (120L): 1010x535x590mm
Cervic Environment’s used oil containers comply with Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety. They have been developed under Cervic, S.A.’s R&D&I Management System, certified by AENOR under the UNE 166.002 standard (registration number CERVIC-I+D+i-0004/06). The design of the used oil containers takes into account appropriate considerations regarding safety, health, and environmental protection.
Cervic Environment’s used oil containers are patented and protected by industrial property law.
Used oil refers to animal or vegetable fat (such as olive oil, sunflower seed oil, etc.) used for cooking in homes, houses, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments. Motor oil, industrial greases, or petroleum-derived oils should NOT be disposed of in these containers.
Users of this used oil recycling system can deposit oil in containers of up to 5 liters, which they have previously bottled in their homes. The container designed by Cervic has been created to be installed without any risk of leaks and to ensure maximum hygiene in the collection of this product.