According to the US EPA, "It is the waste generator's
responsibility to determine that the waste does not exhibit the
characteristics of a hazardous waste." Oil filters that are
recycled are exempt from these hazardous waste regulations.
The EPA is recommending that the recyclable used oil and other
recyclable elements of the oil filter, such as the canister,
gasket, and filter paper, be separated and recycled.
United Recyclers, L.P. has designed a cost-effective, environmentally sound process and operating facility which
accepts used oil filters for recycling.
Filters are mechanically separated into their principal
elements of metal, oil and filter material.
The separated metal is then recycled . The drained and
processed oil is shipped to facilities which accepts used oil
as fuel for recovery of its energy value. The remaining filter
material is used as an alternative fuel. The innovative
patented is a totally closed loop recycling system.
The US EPA has reviewed and encouraged this method of
processing used oil filters. United Recyclers, L.P. handles all
of the steps required for complete compliance with State and
Federal regulations governing filters and issues a certificate