Oil Tank Disposal

How do I properly remove and dispose a used oil tank?

Failing to properly prepare an oil tank for disposal can result in an environmental damage, such as groundwater contamination or third party property damage. 

When a tank is no longer in use, the owner shall arrange a licensee to:

  • Ensure that all petroleum is removed from the tank
  • Disconnect all exposed piping or tubing from the tank system
  • Remove fill and vent pipes and remove the system from its location
  • The licensee must return the identification tag to the Department of Communities, Land and Environment
  • The tank can be taken to a scrap metal recyclers or Waste Watch Drop Off-Centres permitted to accept scrap metal and/or recyclable materials under the Materials Stewardship and Recycling Regulations

Who can I contact for more information?

Steve Townsend (Chief Officer Boiler, Pressure Vessel, LP Gas, Plumbing and Home Heat Tank)
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Email: srtownsend@gov.pe.ca

Published date: 
July 7, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Communities, Land and Environment
4th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-5044
Toll-free: 1-866-368-5044
Fax: (902) 368-5830

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