November 16, 2018 at 8:59 am #167203Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Confusion remains about the use of small waste oil burners (SWOBs), according to the Independent Garage Association which has been helping its members understand current regulations as the colder months arrive.
The trade body has reported a rise in the number of calls from members unsure about the legalities of using a SWOB in their workshop.
[See the full post at: Small waste oil burner confusion remains two years on from regulation changes]November 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm #167231Mr RLawGuest
How paying £3218 aplication & £1384 per year reduces the emissions of air polloutantsNovember 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm #167232william stephensGuest
I have been told by three heating companys that in a vehicle workshop since 2016 only roof mounting heaters are legal.
I hope this is correct as they have condemend my floor standing Powmatic.
can you verify this is so.
regards Bill Stephens.November 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm #167233Thomas HelmGuest
Hi ref the small waste oil burners .I have had 1 of these in my workshop in sefton Liverpool for about 12 years. I was licensed with sefton council & received an inspection every year & paid the fee .When this changed I had a visit from the environmental officer to tell me that I would no longer be able to use it for waste oil but could carry on using it with kerosene or red diesel .I have been doing this now this being the third year .Obviously an added expense & I now have to pay for waste oil disposal but on a slightly positive note I don’t need a license to burn this fuelNovember 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm #167235SteveGuest
If it harms the enviroment then should not be done,it’s like paying a back hander to give money for permission ,we need to reuse the oil and if you look at the diesel emmisions levels currently sending cars for scrap burning a gallon of oil makes a mockery of the whole thingNovember 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm #167236CompareNewTyres.comParticipant
This looks like a policy implemented so the government doesn’t have to ban small waste oil burners and suffer the backlash, instead simply pricing most garages out knowing full well that £3200 for an application fee and an annual fee of £1300 is an expense most small businesses can’t afford.
If we’re saying they’re bad for the environment (which they clearly are), why does paying an application and licensing fee reduce the damage caused?