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Important notice regarding burning of waste oil

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advising garages that the burning of waste oil is classified as a hazardous waste incineration activity and requires a licence from the EPA before it can be carried out.

It is an offence to burn waste oil without a licence from the EPA.

The EPA says it is active in enforcing this requirement and conducts unannounced enforcement visits to garages and other generators of waste oils.

The unauthorised combustion of waste oils in burners/ energy units has the potential to cause harm to the environment and human health, according to the EPA.