Used Oil Management

  • 4 topics | 22m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Failure to properly dispose of used oil is a serious, but little recognized, environmental problem. This half-hour course reviews the various regulatory requirements associated with used oil management primarily from a generator's perspective. The goal of this training is to provide you with an overview of the used oil management programs and explain the different regulatory scenarios that apply to used oil. The training also provides basic information for used oil handlers whose activities are regulated by the Used Oil Management Standards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. The learning objectives of the course are to describe what constitutes used oil and when used oil is considered hazardous waste; indicate the regulatory path that must be followed based on specific used oil mixtures; identify used oil generators and discuss the regulatory requirements they need to follow; state the used oil record-keeping, transporting, and recycling requirements; and summarize how used oil filters are managed. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify what constitutes used oil
  • determine when used oil is considered hazardous waste
  • identify who a used oil generator is
  • cite regulatory requirements for managing used oil
  • identify information regarding the EPA ID numbers used for tracking used oil and hazardous waste
  • identify transporter responsibilities regarding used oil and hazardous waste


  • What is Used Oil?
  • When is Used Oil Considered Hazardous Waste?
  • Generator Requirements
  • Used Oil and Hazardous Waste