SIGAUS in figures
Since 2007, we have guaranteed the collection and treatment of used oil from any point in Spain.
of waste accumulated in 16 years by the management network that operates with SIGAUS
that have produced 961,710 tonnes of base lubricants
of CO2 avoided
thanks to the waste regenerated compared to oil refining
of electrical energy
produced thanks to energy recovery from used oil
- SIGAUS once again meets the collection and treatment targets set for used industrial oil
- From the 4,000 t collected in Madrid, to 70 towns with less than 100 kg collected: the two sides of the generation of used industrial oil in Spain
- The 11th SIGAUS Forest is now a reality in Boadilla del Monte
- Extended Producer Responsibility extends to commercial and industrial packaging
- SIGAUS renews its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact through a new Progress Report
A hazardous waste
Its high toxicity
Its low biodegradability
Harmful to living beings
The emission of hazardous gases
Its chemical degradation
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Management NetworkThanks to the over 160 management companies that work under the framework of the IMS, it is possible to ensure the service of collecting and treating the used oil generated by the approximately 70,000 production points attended by SIGAUS throughout Spain.
Treatment of the used industrial oil through regeneration has permitted the return of nearly 962,000 tons of new lubricants to the market since 2007, enough to fill the oil tank of nearly 237 million cars.
Recovery of used industrial oil
Several phases are involved in the waste management process:
The industrial oil is mostly used in automotive workshops and in industry, with both sectors jointly producing 70% of the used oil that is generated in Spain each year. Once its useful life has reached an end, the waste must be correctly stored and labelled until an authorised manager can collect it and transport it to a transfer centre. There, the used oil is subjected to analysis in order to determine its composition and optimum final destination, applying an initial filtering of the waste in order to eliminate a large portion of the contaminants such as water, mud or metallic particles, among others.
Car repair invoiceEach time we change the oil in our car, as can be seen on the invoice, the driver is contributing 6 euro cent for each kilo of oil acquired that are entirely used to finance the collection and treatment of that lubricant once it becomes waste, a task that we assume in the name of our adhered manufacturing companies.
In 2022, we avoided the contamination of 129,509 t of used industrial oils.
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Prevention: the first step for environmental protection
of oil with a longer life
of specific oil for microlubrication techniques
of oil that facilitates its management at the end of its useful life
of bases from the regeneration of used oils process
of biodegradable oils
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Used oil in SpainWe guarantee the collection of used oil throughout Spain, regardless of distance or quantity. Every day of the year, through our management network, over 689 used oil collections take place in various points of the national territory.