Safety-Kleen Systems Inc., the continents biggest used oil rerefiner, has received a $14.2 million contract from the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Va. to support the continuous U.S. closed loop motor oil program.
We sell them rerefined motor oil, and under the contract terms, we will pick up their used oil, Bill Shiels, director of lubricant sales for Safety-Kleen, told Lube Report. Thats where closed loop comes from – we pick up the used oil, rerefine it and sell it back to them. Its very helpful to the federal government to promote recycling. He said both the Bush and Clinton administrations had promoted such oil recycling among federal government agencies and departments.