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 Housing, Land and Communities
  • 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?

Chief Boiler Inspector
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 368-5567
Fax: (902) 368-5526

Published date: 
June 27, 2023
Housing, Land and Communities

General Inquiries

Inspection Services
J. Elmer Blanchard Building
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE C1A 6B8

Telephone: 902-368-5280
Fax: 902-368-5526