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Old 25-12-2011, 03:19 PM
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RMI and GEA issue stern words about the proposed waste oil burner ban

The row about small waste oil burners (SWOB) rumbles on with both the Garage Equipment Association and the RMI wading in.

Earlier in the year, DEFRA announced that it was considering licencing the devices in the same category as full scale incineration plants.

Under the proposed rules it will also be an offence to run on a waste oil effectively rendering them obsolete for garages.

Stuart James, director at the RMI said: The exemption of Small Waste Oil Burners (SWOBs) in the Waste Incineration Directive (WID) has proved positive for garages in recent years.

This move could be jeopardised under the impending Defra consultation.

The WID, implemented in 2000, could have in effect seen these heating devices banned as they could not meet the strict environmental standards required.

However the Government issued an interpretation that meant SWOBS could still operate if they had an environmental permit from their local authority.

Stuart James added: There would be severe problems across for garage across the UK if SWOBs were to be included in the WID.

Garage owners rely on SWOBs as a consistent way of heating their workshops as well as disposing of their waste oil.

The move would have serious financial implications on the trade with additional costs being passed on to the consumer.

Dave Garret, GEA Chief Executive continued: Preventing garages from using SWOBs as a heating source will also have a damaging effect on the environment.

Burning waste at the source continues to be the most environmentally friendly way of disposing of it.


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Brings back memories of as a sprog, first job fire up the heater, parrafin rags to get it going and cursing then make the tea before getting the f****** farmers trucks to repair for mot. Winter was a nightmare on thinking back but the heater was the mainstay in the small shop where I worked. Without it - closure
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Old 24-02-2012, 12:19 AM
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I am with you on that Wulfie, it's fine for the ones who want to put a ban on it, they sit in a warm office thinking of how to make money out of us all over a bit of free heat, that's if you can call it that anyway as the gov: take £90-00 a year for us just to use the F**king thing anyway .

So hears the deal all you that want to ban it, that fine with me, but you go without heat too, that's the deal .

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