Guidance

Collection and storage of mixed fuel

If you comply with the requirements in this regulatory position statement (RPS) you can collect and store mixed fuel taken from vehicles incorrectly fuelled at garage forecourts without the need for an environmental permit.

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Collection and storage of mixed fuel from incorrectly filled vehicles: RPS 009

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Every day hundreds of drivers put the wrong type of fuel in their vehicles – this is known as ‘mis-fuelling’.

The vehicle may be towed to a local garage, where the mixed fuel is removed and stored in a container or tank, and the vehicle is re-fuelled. Alternatively, specialist collection vehicles can remove mixed fuels directly from the mis-fuelled vehicle.

The mixed fuel is hazardous waste and the Hazardous Waste Regulations must be complied with.

Published 28 March 2014