0 to 80,000 in One Month!

Peter Chiodo - Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Remember when we asked for your help to feed our new, hungry Oil Monsters? Well, you’ve certainly risen to the challenge – our new monster in Worcestershire managed to guzzle through around 80,000 litres of waste oil in its first month!

“This is amazing stuff” said our chief monster handler Lorna Roberts. “We can expect to collect around 100,000 litres a month from an area where we’ve had time to grow our business and spread the word – but to get 80,000 litres from a standing start is really impressive! We may need to look at getting more monsters!”


Can you help to feed our hungry oil monsters? Whatever waste oil you can give, large or small, please give us a call on 0844 8111 392 or email collect@oilmonster.co.uk today. Don’t let our monsters go hungry.


Oil Monster Seen in Farnborough!

Peter Chiodo - Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Did you spot the Oil Monster recently, when we exhibited at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics? We were one of around 800 exhibitors promoting to thousands of visitors from dozens of industries from 21st to 23rd March.

It was held at the FIVE event venue in Farnborough, Hampshire – also the home of the world-famous Farnborough International Airshow.

With so many different kinds of visitors there, there were bound to be plenty of companies who were just looking for an Oil Monster to munch away their waste oils.

Back in January, we announced the delivery of Two New Hungry Monsters, our new collection vehicles in Hampshire and Worcestershire so the timing couldn’t be better - to find more and more lovely customers to help keep these hungry monsters properly fed!

Can you help? Whatever waste oil you can give, large or small, please give us a call on 0844 8111 392 or email collect@oilmonster.co.uk today.



New Cave for Oil Monster!

Peter Chiodo - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oil Monster is growing so fast, we needed to find a new cave!

We’re munching so much waste oil, we were in danger of getting stuck in our old cave but luckily, we found a bigger home nearby.

More space means more ability to handle more oil collections. Right now, we have plenty of room but if the monster keeps growing, we may need to find an even bigger cave in future. 

For now, we still need to feed the monster! Contact us today to arrange collection of your waste oil – on 0844 8111 392.


Two New Hungry Monsters

Peter Chiodo - Monday, February 06, 2017


It’s January and, as we promised, we’re ready to unleash our two new Oil Monsters onto the roads of Worcestershire and Hampshire to munch as much oil as they can!
Here they are just after they were delivered and we’re sure you’ll agree they look fantastic!


They’re also really hungry for your waste oily fluids - and they’re getting hungrier by the day. We need your help to keep them happy. Can you help? Whatever waste oil you can give, large or small, please give us a call on 0844 8111 392 or email collect@oilmonster.co.uk today.


Look Out For Our ‘Monster’ Trucks!

Peter Chiodo - Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Oil Monster is waiting to take delivery of two brand new tankers to help us in our quest to rid our customers of their waste oils.


This picture, taken last month shows the tanks for the two new lorries on the production line, ready to be fitted to their truck bodies.


We expect to take delivery of the two vehicles around January 16th, with one operating in the Worcester area and the other in and around Hampshire.
Having created these monsters, we’re asking you to help us feed them! Contact us today to arrange collection of your waste oil – on 0844 8111 392.


Merry Christmas from all of our Monsters

Peter Chiodo - Friday, December 23, 2016

As the year begins to come to a close, it’s time to offer all our customers and friends the compliments of the season.

As you can appreciate, over the festive period we are closed but our monsters will be back in action on 3 January 2017.
Everyone at Oil Monster is looking forward to working with you again in 2017 and continuing to offer you the great service you’ve experienced in 2016.
Until then, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!



Small Waste Oil Burners – Are You Legal?

Peter Chiodo - Monday, November 28, 2016


If you have a Small Waste Oil Burner (SWOB) are you aware of the changes to the law permitting their use? 
Since 1st April 2016, DEFRA (The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) changed their classification of SWOBs, ruling that they now fall under the Industrial Emissions Directive. 
This means that SWOBs are now regarded as small waste incineration plants and as such, are subject to the same level of regulation. As the costs of complying with this regulation are higher than the level that most users would expect to absorb, it means that for most small businesses, waste oils will need to be sent for recycling via a competent and compliant collection service, click here to read more about waste oil.
As this is a legal requirement, companies that do not comply with these revised regulations will be committing an offence, which could lead to action led by the Environment Agency (in England) or Natural Resources Wales. 
The unregulated use of SWOBs was already banned in Scotland, Northern Ireland and all other EU member states. Non-waste fuels such as gas or fuel oil can still be used. 
If you’re still burning waste oil in your oil burner, make sure you stay on the right side of the law. We’ll happily collect your waste oil; quickly and sorting out all the legal paperwork.


Why We No Longer Pay for Waste Oil Collections

Rodney Jones - Tuesday, March 15, 2016


In August 2014 following the oil price slump we were forced to change our pricing structure regarding collections of waste oil and rather than pay our customers for their oil we had to review our costs and pricing to reflect the changes.

In July 2014, oil was priced at around $105 per barrel and ever since it has been in decline. As we write this on 03/02/2016, it currently stands at $29.88 per barrel, that’s over a 70% drop since July 2014’s price point and is showing no sign of recovery.

This drop in price is due to a number of factors including reduced economic growth for many countries, political sanctions, the slump in demand for oil and the increased level of production represented most recently by Russia – one of the largest oil producers in the world – revealing they have pumped at record levels, with an output of 10.88 million barrels a day during January. Why do we not pay a rebate for your waste oil collections?

Waste management is not as comparable to the large scale production of crude oil refinement as you might think. Waste oil is legally required to go through many smaller processing methods in order to produce non-hazardous and reusable oil to remain compliant and environmentally responsible. The recycled products are then able to be re-purposed but any reusable compounds of waste oil have to compete with virgin crude oil; a purer product and are ultimately less competent so demand and its value is a lot less.

The fuel that has come from waste oil is mostly “leftovers” and it’s only market is in the lower end of the industrial fuel oil industry. It then has to compete against prices that are already much lower than other higher quality fuels; as a result companies are compelled to reduce costs to process the product and pass on these charges to the waste oil producer attributing low or negative costs. In summary we are dealing with a difficult turnaround within the industry, and it can often be a surprise when passing this information onto our new or current customers when in the past they have received money for their waste oil. We will be monitoring this situation and in turn will continue to offer our outstanding and competitive service to ensure that our customers are receiving the very best from us.