The Ontario government is banning the burning of used oil in space heaters, Environment Minister Laurel Broten has announced. About 700 facilities throughout Ontario, such as automotive service stations, dealerships, trucking fleet operators and construction businesses, burn about 10 million litres of used oil annually for heat; the equivalent of 2.5 million oil changes. Used oil can be effectively re-used or re-refined into new lubricating oil. In certain industrial applications, used oil can be reclaimed and effectively re-used almost indefinitely. The ban will add to the 150 million litres that are currently being re-refined annually in Ontario.
Ontario Regulation 280/07 to ban the practice of burning used oil in space heaters can be found atwww.e-laws.gov.on.ca