Used car oil is poisonous

Information requirements for online retailers: according to the waste oil ordinance

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The waste oil ordinance (AltölV) regulates the handling of used oils that are incurred as waste. The second section of the regulation (§§ 7 to 9), which imposes certain information obligations on sellers of oils, is particularly interesting. These are also to be observed for online dealers of motor oils and the like when selling in their own shop or on ebay.

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Shipping of used oil

Contribution by Tosse
June 19, 2013, 10:39 pm

Motor oils have a flash point of approx. 200 ° C and are not subject to the European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). Substances with a flash point of less than 60 ° C are class 3 substances (flammable liquids) of the ADR, unless they have other dangerous properties (e.g. caustic, toxic, etc.). However, there are some substances with a flash point greater than 60 ° C that are still classified as dangerous goods. Examples are diesel fuel, heating oil (both substances UN No. 1203) and kerosene (UN No. 1223). Used engine oil is also not subject to the ADR regulations. However, there are exceptions, e.g. B. waste oil containers in car workshops, as in this (accidentally?) Z. Sometimes other substances (dangerous goods such as gasoline) can also be filled in.

Source: Deutsche Post / DHL

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  • Their comparison lags enormously @uli, January 27th, 2015, 11:55 pm

    ... Comparing hazardous substances with food is absolute nonsense.

  • Waste oil disposalby Marc Porwik, 07/14/2010, 9:13 am

    A really enlightening article on waste oil disposal. We had already considered all of this since the beginning of our online sales, but now the costs of the return are also explicitly discussed again. Many Thanks!

  • waste oil disposalfrom uli, 07/13/2010, 5:54 pm

    our legislators are becoming more and more impossible it still gets to the point where you have to get the old rolls to the bakery from whom you bought them and a large board has to be put up as a notice. slowly enough with the bureaucratic effort here in germany

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