Who we are

Southwest Oil has been family owned and operated since 1975. We specialize in non-hazardous used oil recovery, and also offer used antifreeze removal, filter recovery service, and waste water services. In March of 2018, we gained a new president, who brings with him over 40 years of experience in the Used Oil Industry. Along with his experience, he brings with him a culture of advancement and an attitude that emphasizes our customers’ satisfaction above all else.

Our former management led us well for many years and leave behind their legacy for strict adherence to environmental and industry regulations, and we are committed to maintaining their uncompromising efforts to ensure quality service and quality products for every customer, every time.

Our mission at Southwest Oil has always been to emphasize customer satisfaction. With the culture of advancement at Southwest Oil today, we’ve taken that one step further to prioritize not just the current needs of our customers, but also to anticipate our customer’s needs.

Our comprehensive service package is designed to anticipate your needs and arrive for service before your tank is full! Our Recovery Specialists are trained to schedule a return service, so we can take your used oil removal off your mind.

Handling Your Liquid Waste

All oil removed is on-specification used oil of various levels of BS&W that is marketed to burners for energy recovery as outlined in the Environmental Protection Agency’s PART 279 – Standards for the Management of Used Oil, Subpart B, 279.11.  High levels of BS&W (Bottom Sediment and Water) are transported to a regulated facility for refining and disposal.

All waste streams are removed to facilities for energy recovery or treatment and disposal in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations.  Southwest Oil retains and tracks customer information in a comprehensive database, and can generate reports upon request.

Per  279.72,  279.73  and  279.74(b), the transporter determines the used oil meets specifications and must retain records of analysis and tracking for three years.   According to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Generators are required to maintain a record of manifested material for a period of no less than three (3) years.

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