Every year substantial amounts of lubricating oils become unfit for the use they were originally intended and due to their hazardous properties, pose a significant threat to natural ecosystems. On the other hand, waste oils have a very high recovery potential and therefore represent a valuable resource if properly managed. Hence the need to collect waste oils separately, so as to avoid any environmental contamination and channel them to the most appropriate waste management alternatives.

The management of waste oils in Malta is governed by the Waste Regulations, which provide for the separate collection and the treatment of such waste in accordance with the principles of the Waste Management Hierarchy and the protection of human health and the environment.

Useful links:

List of permitted Waste Management Facilities
List of permitted Waste Carriers
List of permitted Waste Brokers