Hazardous waste

Used oil and waste fuel burners

The Government of the Northwest Territories is responsible for making sure used oil and fuel is managed in a consistent and environmentally sound manner.

Used oil may contain high levels of contaminants that could be released into the environment if it is burned in used oil burners. Therefore, you must register your used oil burner in the NWT, in accordance with the Used Oil and Waste Fuel Management Regulations.

If you are generating used oil, you must ensure only used oil suitable for combustion is consigned to registered used oil burners.

If you own a used oil burner, you are required to have a representative sample of your used oil analyzed to make sure it meets the requirements of the Used Oil and Waste Fuel Management Regulations.

For more information on the requirements for registering, recordkeeping or sampling and analysis of used oil, please see the Plain Language Guide to the Used Oil and Waste Fuel Management Regulations, or contact 867) 767-9236 ext. 53187 

Example of used oil burner
Example of used oil burner
Example of used oil storage and blending
Example of used oil storage and blending
 
Example of used oil storage and consolidation
Example of used oil storage and consolidation