Our Footprint

 

Here at Auto Super Shoppe Matamata, we believe in caring for our world and the environment. Our workshop recycles the following:

Tyres

Metals

Batteries

Cardboard

Engine Oil

Oil Filters

Plastic Oil Containers

Anti Freeze

Cleaning Rags

Tyres

Metals

Batteries

Plastic Oil Containers

Anti Freeze

Cardboard

Engine Oil

Oil Filters

Cleaning Rags

Plastics to Posts

Oil Filters to Steel

Waste Oil to Energy

Caring for our World

While waste oil collection is common place in most New Zealand workshops, not all businesses recycling of waste oil follows best practice.

Responsible recycling of plastic oil containers and oil filters continues to be a problem for most automotive repairer businesses.

As an environmentally conscious business, Auto Super Shoppe Matamata has joined a programme that provides for the most environmentally responsible methods available in New Zealand for the recycling of oil and oil related waste materials.

What Happens to the Waste After it is Collected?

The Auto Super Shoppes Enviro Programme sees used oil filters and plastics repurposed into new products therefore not only reducing waste but also lowering the consumption of raw materials that otherwise would have been used for manufacturing these new goods.

The plastics are shredded, and the waste oil extracted. They are then cleaned and put into bins ready for processing into plastic fence post that are used in the agricultural industry. This process ensures the plastic is sustainably and locally recycled and not shipped offshore.

Unlike some other programs, the Auto Super Shoppes Enviro Program DOES NOT see oil filters crushed whole into bricks and sent to scrap metal merchants. Our collectors provide a cleaned and shredded product for recycling that gives a higher-grade scrap metal, free of filter linings and other non-metal components, which increases its viability for recycling into new products.

Our used oil filters are drained and shredded, and the waste oil is recycled. The washed product is separated into metallic and non-metallic components and the metal product is sent to a scrap metal merchant. The shredded metal is then available for use in local manufacturing. for products such as reinforcing used in the building and construction industry.

Our collector’s treatment of waste oil is also industry leading and the best available in New Zealand. Waste oil brought in from the Auto Super Shoppes Enviro Program initially goes into storage where any free water is drained off. The fuel is then pumped into the process tank and a sample is tested to check the contaminant level. It is then sent for processing in a gas-fired plant which heats the oil slowly to 135 degrees where water and light factions evaporate, and contaminants are removed

After the fuel oil is processed it is re-checked, then filtered to 400 microns and pumped into storage tanks to await shipping to approved and consented customers after testing such as the Kinleith and Kawerau mills, where this fuel oil is used in their clean-burn kilns, under fully consented processes.

It is a full certified system and has Work Safe and environmental certification.