Automotive Fluid Services

GFL plays a crucial part in the recovery and recycling of used automotive fluids and materials from a diverse range of equipment and customer sites. We collect various types of used oil, filters, antifreeze and empty fluid containers from lube centres, repair shops, construction sites, dealerships and farm yards. We also provide products such as storage tanks, parts washers, lacquer thinner, windshield washing fluid and pumping equipment to safely manage these materials and/or prevent costly cleanups. All used automotive fluids are processed for reuse or re-refinement at licensed facilities in Canada.

GFL’s Automotive Fluid Services include:

USED MOTOR OIL COLLECTION & STORAGE
From used crankcase oil to transmission and gear oil, GFL will pump out a wide variety of your used oil materials from tanks or drums on a regular service schedule or on-call basis. We also carry a complete line of ULC-certified double-wall tanks for the safe storage and collection of used oil.

Visit our Used Oil Materials Request page to receive a quote on collection service options near you.
Note: Allowing used oil to mix with water or other waste products is not recommended and may result in an additional charge.

USED OIL FILTER COLLECTION & STORAGE
Used oil filters are covered under various provincial stewardship programs. We supply totes for the accumulation of oil filters collected during oil changes. For fuel filters still containing fluid in the filter media, GFL supplies drums for scheduled or on-call service collection.

Filters covered under various programs include:

  • Spin-on or element-style filters used in hydraulics, transmissions or internal combustion engines;
  • Household furnace fuel filters;
  • Coolant filters;
  • Storage tank diesel fuel filters;
  • Sump-type automatic transmission filters;
  • Plastic / paper element-style filters; and
  • Diesel fuel filters from retail and commercial pump islands.

ANTIFREEZE COLLECTION, SUPPLY & STORAGE
GFL collects and recycles used antifreeze from dealerships, lube centres, automotive repair shops and farm yards.  We can also provide you with new, warranty-approved antifreeze products in drums or in bulk. Our upcycled Ecofreez products are premixed with 100% distilled water and contribute to the re-use of a non-renewable resource. Additionally, we carry a complete line of double-wall tanks approved by ULC for the storage and collection of used antifreeze.

EMPTY PLASTIC CONTAINER COLLECTION & STORAGE
GFL will collect and recycle plastic containers that have stored the following:

  • Synthetic crankcase or engine oil; re-refined oil; marine engine oil for vessels operating domestically;
  • Circulating oil or turbine oil; gear oil; paper machine oil; electrical insulating oil; refrigeration system oil; compressor oil; vegetable oil for lubrication;
  • Hydraulic fluid; transmission fluid; power steering fluid; polyester fluids; and mineral heat transfer fluids

GFL also supplies the totes required for safely storing used plastic containers awaiting collection and recycling.

PARTS CLEANER SUPPLY & MAINTENANCE (Solvent / Aqueous)
We supply and maintain a diverse line of high-quality parts cleaning equipment for a range of automotive and industrial applications. GFL provides manual sink-on-drum and fully-automated parts cleaners with the choice of traditional mineral spirits or aqueous solvents. Equipment varies in size and volume to suit shop requirements of any size.

Aside from providing new solvent, we can also arrange a cost-effective, scheduled care program to clean and maintain your parts cleaners and to safely recover dirty solvent for recycling.

LACQUER THINNER SUPPLY & COLLECTION
Green For Life’s custom blend of premium lacquer thinner is trusted by prominent paint finishers across Canada. We supply and deliver thinner to our customers and can remove a variety of your used thinners and sludge for proper recycling and disposal. Recycled thinner blends are also available as an additional option in some regions.

FLUID MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS
Ensure regulatory compliance, secondary containment and a tidy storage area with our comprehensive fluid storage, containment and dispensing products. We supply a full line of ULC-certified double-wall tanks for the storage of used oil, antifreeze and other waste materials. We also provide and install fluid dispensing equipment, containment trays, chemical storage cabinets and spill centres for virtually any commercial or industrial site.

AEROSOL CAN STORAGE & DISPOSAL
GFL supplies open-top drums for the storage and disposal of pressurized aerosol cans.

ABSORBENTS, SORBENTS AND OILY RAGS
Absorbents and oily rags are often used to clean up spills of oil and different waste products. Environmental regulations require the proper disposal of the waste collected in these absorbents or rags. GFL supplies appropriately-sized and labelled drums for these materials as well as on-call or scheduled collection service.

INTERCEPTOR PIT MAINTENANCE
Trust GFL Environmental to help ensure your compliance with environmental regulations requiring regular interceptor pit maintenance. GFL also provides pump-out services of catch basins and hoist pits. Regular pump-outs prevent backups by ensuring proper flow of oily water and sludge into the interceptor.

QUESTIONS?
Email or call GFL for a no-obligation assessment of how we can meet all your environmental service needs.
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