From April 2016 waste oil burners will be subject to stringent new legislation.
The Government has decided that the emissions from these units is such that they need to be included in the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED).
This will bring England & Wales into line with Scotland.
The application cost alone is about £3,000 with annual subsistence costs of at least £500.
But more significantly there is a legal requirement to have continuous stack emission monitoring, and twice yearly emissions checks.
This is expected to all but decimate the use of waste oil burners; in Scotland, where this measure has been in place for some time, there are no longer any waste oil burners operating.
MVDA members will receive a more detailed e-bulletin in the next few weeks.