Take no recycling site risks with fuel-driven machinery

Take no recycling site risks with fuel-driven machinery

All petrol or diesel must be removed from any fuel-driven machinery intended for recycling, such as old mowers, strimmers and chainsaws, before taking the item to a recycling site.

These items can easily start a fire in the metals skips, putting all customers and staff at risk, forcing sites to close and taking firefighters away from other blazes.

The guidance from Somerset Waste Partnership is to drain all machinery of fuel and oil before taking the item to a recycling site, and speak to staff immediately on arrival to confirm that this step has been taken.

Engine oil can be recycled at all recycling sites. Petrol and diesel are not taken at recycling sites; they should be taken to a garage for reuse or disposal.

Check here for more information on hazardous waste.