Petroleum / Solvents / Chemicals

  • Businesses can recycle used oil, antifreeze and solvents using SC’s petroleum and solvent recyclers. Used oil collection and recovery has been in place for decades across the state through Santee Cooper’s Give Oil For Energy Recovery (GOFER) program. For instance, automotive suppliers, service stations, metalworking industries, fleet maintenance facilities and quick lube shops are all generators of used oil.
  • For companies with solvents and other types of non-hazardous or hazardous materials, these types of used products can be reclaimed and returned back to industry specification or be burned as a fuel for energy recovery. Purchasing re-refined oil is good way to support buying recycled products.
  • South Carolina is home to recyclers that provide used oil and oil filter recycling and transport as well as recovery of non-hazardous solvents, liquids and sludges. Non hazardous and hazardous waste recycling is not only good for the environment, but can benefit an organization’s bottom line. By recycling hazardous materials, a business may be able to eliminate the generation of hazardous waste and avoid RCRA regulatory requirements altogether.

Why South Carolina is Just Right for Petroleum, Solvent & Chemical Recycling


companies recycle petroleum, solvents and other chemicals

1 gallon

of used motor oil, when recycled, provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil


never wears out -it just gets dirty- so recycling it saves energy and creates jobs