April 30, 2001
The used oil generated at the dealership during the normal course of business can bring $0.16 per gallon if the dealership becomes part of the California Used Oil Certification Program.
If the dealership generates 12,000 gallons a year, the dealership can collect $1920 from the state by becoming a Certified Collection Center under the program. Westates can assist the dealership in completing the application to become a Center. As part of becoming a Center, the dealership must do the following:
There are some minor details to cover, like the state can drop-in to see how the program is working at your dealership (unannounced). If the dealership is interested in getting on the program, please give Westates a call. Of note, if the dealership wishes to get “Off” the program it can be done simply by writing a letter to the state.
The article was authored by Sam Celly of Celly Services, Inc. Sam has been helping automobile dealers comply with EPA & OSHA regulations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii & Idaho since 1987. Sam received his BS & MS in Chemical Engineering followed by a JD from Southwestern University. Sam is a Certified Safety Professional & a Registered Environmental Assessor (CA). Your comments/questions are always welcome. Please send them to email@example.com.