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Types Of Car Garage Waste

There are many types of car garage waste and garages produce plenty of waste like any other type of business. But, in particular, they tend to produce a lot of specialist types of waste which need particular care in storing, transporting and disposal in order to meet government regulations.


The most common types of car garage waste include:

  • Parts Washer Fluid
  • Brake Cleaner Fluid
  • Waste Engine Oil
  • Used Oil Filters
  • Used Oily Rags & Absorbents
  • Thinners
  • Empty and full drums
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries
  • Antifreeze
  • Mixed Fuels


All of these materials are considered to be hazardous by the Environmental Protection Act (1990) and are, therefore, required to be treated with an adequate duty of care by businesses. That means that they need to be stored, transported, and disposed of safely otherwise business owners could receive large fines or even risk jail time.



Car Garage Waste Collection

Many garages will need multiple collection bins for various types of waste.


Used oily rags, for instance, are highly flammable and so need to be stored in metal containers with a closed lid top. We can provide such a container if you need one or provide extra ones if you already have one. We can then collect this car garage waste on a schedule which suits your businesses’ needs.


Larger waste items such as plastic body panels and scrap metal will likely take up a lot of space and so a skip is a perfect container for this type of car garage waste. Luckily, at CheaperWaste, we offer a fantastic skip hire service used by thousands of UK businesses.


Hazardous waste items like the ones mentioned in the previous section will need to be identified to your waste management provider so that they can advise on the correct bin, collection and disposal method.



Recycling The Waste

Depending on the type of garage waste it can likely be recycled or reused in some way:


  • Batteries, for instance, are grounded down and the polypropylene and electrolyte are re-used in making new batteries.
  • The used oil rags are treated at a facility and then sent to industrial furnaces to be used as a fuel.
  • Used engine oils are filtered to remove contaminants and is then refined to be used in lubricants or base oils.
  • Scrap metal is melted down into ingots to then be remoulded into sheets or new metal products.


At CheaperWaste, we offer some fantastic waste collection options for car garages. Contact us today to get a free quote or some advice about your collection needs.