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Interceptor Waste Oil Collection

Regular interceptor waste collection is a key part of keeping your site running efficiently, avoiding environmental accidents and damage problems. We are fully licensed and accredited by the Environment Agency and ensure that all waste is treated and recycled to the highest safety and industry standards.

What is interceptor waste?

While the drains on our properties work constantly to keep our water flowing and our waste away from where it's not wanted, there are many different components and processes at play that keep everything running smoothly. One such component for certain environments is oil interceptors.

Interceptors (also known as oil, grease and water traps or separators) are fitted to your drainage system. They separate wastewater from oil, silt, dirt and any other harmful contaminants to prevent pollution to the local watercourse. The separated waste will remain in a chamber of the interceptor tank for emptying. Traditional interceptor management usually involves regular emptying of interceptors. This means that everything is emptied out of the interceptor and removed as a hazardous waste.

Why are Oil Interceptors important in a Site Drainage System?

Interceptor tanks will usually be found at commercial and industrial sites where vehicles may leak fuel and oil onto the ground including fire stations, supermarkets, garage forecourts, car parks, car wash bays, bus depots and industrial yards.

Interceptors (also known as fuel interceptors or oily water separators) are fitted to drainage systems to separate oil, silt, and other hazardous contaminants from the wastewater. This helps in preventing pollution to the local watercourse.

How does an Interceptor Tank work?

The primary function of an interceptor tank is to separate oil from water. They work by trapping rainwater runoff which ensures that any contaminates including oil do not contaminate watercourses or the environment.

Our highly skilled expert operatives are trained to use specialised de-watering vehicles which separate the silt and oil from the water in your interceptor and recharge the grey water straight back into the interceptor, making it a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective process.

How Often Should an Interceptor be Emptied?

To avoid unwanted blockages and prevent the risk of pollution of the environment, the Environment Agency recommends that interceptors are cleared every six months. Regular emptying will prevent a build-up of silt and contaminants which will reduce the capacity, increasing the risk of pollution.

For more information about our interceptor oil collection services or to get a free no obligation quote, please feel free to contact our friendly team of experts who will be more than happy to help you with your query. To arrange for your interceptor waste collection and disposal call 01524927582 or 07770 952 826.