Pursuant to “Regulation on the Control of Waste Oils” issued by T.R. Ministry of Environment and
Urban Planning on 21 January 2004, motor oil producers and importers are held liable to collect used motor oils that have been offered to the market.
Within the scope of the Waste Oil Management Project initiated by Petroleum Industry Association
(PETDER) on 19 April 2004 activities have been conducted in order to meet the provisions of this Regulation.
Within the framework of the cooperation protocol signed with Ministry of Environment and Urban
Planning on 30 July 2004, waste motor oils used in motor vehicles are collected from car care services, fuel stations and public car care stations by licensed and authorized teams under appropriate conditions within the scope of the Waste Oil Management Project.
Following the renewal of the Regulation on the Control of Waste Oils on 30 July 2008, Petroleum
Industry Association has been appointed as a “Competent Authority” by Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning on 4 September 2008. With the regulation, it has been prohibited for real or legal entities other than authorized institutions or motor oil producers to collect waste oils.
The project aims for the processing of waste oils in facilities licensed by Ministry of Environment and
Urban Planning without causing any damage to the environment and human health, locating waste generators and raising awareness.
Since the beginning of the project in May 2004, the amount of waste motor oil collected and the number of collection points across the country has increased each year.
Waste motor oils generated at motor oil change spots are collected by licensed vehicles with National Waste Transportation Form and delivered to licensed facilities to be recovered (as energy or raw material) or disposed based on their categories, adequate legal documentation is prepared and the waste generators are not charged for any of these activities.
All the additional costs for providing these services in accordance with the law across the country without considering the amount or limits are covered by PETDER.
The waste oils that could pose a threat to the environment and human health are turned into a contribution to the economy by being processed at refining and regeneration facilities, cement, lime and iron-steel factories to be recovered as energy or raw material or through disposal within the scope of the principles specified by Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.