Oil Spills

Our emergency spill response service provides a professional, comprehensive, safe and effective clean up for virtually any hazardous or non-hazardous spillage; including an emergency oil spill service.

Our emergency waste clearance service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So if you find yourself in a waste emergency, please do not hesitate to contact BKP Group. Our team will work quickly to mitigate and minimise the damage, after all in an emergency incident, time is of the essence.

Take Caution, Oil Can Be Very Dangerous

Oil is a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon and as such it can be very dangerous for a wide range of different reasons. With regards to the environment, it can be devastating for all aspects of marine life, birds can have their ability to fly or could ingest oil poisoning the bird, and furred marine animals like sea otters and seals can lose their fur’s insulating effect, causing it to succumb to cold temperatures and hypothermia.

The above two examples are just many of the ways that oil spills can affect the environment, after all nature works in a very sensitive balance and the sudden introduction of oil can be potentially devastating to plants and animals. However, animals and plants are not the only living things at risk from damage from oil spills, an oil spill also has the potential to seriously harm air quality, after all oils are hydrocarbons and contain toxic chemicals that can introduce serious health effects in humans.

There’s also the concern regarding oil spills and the flammable nature of oil. In the event of an oil spillage, it’s important to check is any open flames or sources of ignition are nearby. For example, if there is an accident and live power lines have been knocked down, this is essential information that needs to be communicated to the company and team carrying out the oil spillage clearance service.

What Waste Removal Services Are Needed In An Emergency Oil Spill Clearance?

Oily wastes can vary from liquid wastes to oily sludge wastes, both of which require their own unique waste removal service. For example, liquid oil waste cannot be disposed of into landfill waste streams for a variety of reasons, firstly liquid waste is not permitted in landfills and secondly hazardous waste legislation prohibits the disposal of hazardous wastes (such as oil) in general waste streams, and failure to comply with the law could result in very serious penalties including fines and imprisonment. As such, you need a specialised liquid waste disposal and clearance solution from a business that is equipped to handle and responsibly manage liquid oil waste in a manner that maintains regulatory compliance.

With regards to oily sludge wastes, the sludge is a mixture of water, liquid oil, and oily solids. This makes it very difficult and challenging to dispose of in a responsible and environmentally conscious manner, as the different waste items that make up the sludge will need to be separated from the sludge before they can be sent for responsible disposal. With our oily sludge treatment service, we will work hard to ensure that as much oil and water is recovered as possible, this not only helps to protect the environment but also cuts down on the monetary costs of obtaining raw materials in the first place too.

Why Should You Choose BKP Group For Your Emergency Oil Spill Response?

It’s very important that you do not downplay the severity of emergency spills. Oil spills have the potential to risk both health and environment so it’s essential that your staff don’t downplay the risks associated and inform an experience waste management team to perform an emergency clearance service. After all, it is much better to be overly cautious and safe when responding to a spillage than to be hasty and potentially risk lives.

So why should you choose BKP Group for your emergency waste management needs? We think the key rests in our experience. For over 50 years, BKP Group have been providing waste management and waste disposal services to a wide range of clients, including domestic and a diverse selection of businesses from various different industries. We have been known for many years for our expertise in managing hazardous and liquid wastes, making us ideally suited for your emergency spill response needs.

Additionally, we also we recognise the importance of certification from external auditors, so you can enjoy peace of mind in the knowledge that we have various accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation including quality, environmental, and health and safety. Additionally, if you search for BKP Group under the Environment Agency’s list of registered waste management companies, you can enjoy addition peace of mind in the knowledge that we are also registered as a Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier.

For More Information Or To Make An Enquiry, Give Our Team A Call

Oil can easily slip into the environment, causing contamination and posing huge health and safety risks. Regardless if oil has contaminated roads, floors, soil or water, we are able to quickly mobilise to undertake a thorough clean up and decontamination of all affected areas. We will remove all traces of oil, leaving the area sterile and posing no possible environmental or health and safety risks.

Regardless of the issue, no matter if you’re operating a residential, commercial, or industrial location, our emergency response team have the experience and skills you need. Additionally, we provide emergency responses for a range of spillages 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

So, if you would like to speak to a member of staff, you can talk to us by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.

  • You can send our team an email at sales@bkpgroup.com.
  • You can fill out our contact form and a member of staff will respond as soon as possible.
  • Or you could reach out on Twitter or Facebook @GroupBKP.