Slicker Recycling and Safetykleen announce carbon cutting partnership

Two of Europe’s leading parts cleaning, oil and waste management firms have announced a new partnership which will drive a large increase in used oil being collected and re-refined.

Slicker Recycling and Safetykleen Europe have unveiled the formal link up which will see Slicker Recycling accepting and collecting double the amount of used oil from Safetykleen’s UK business.

The two businesses have been working closely together for almost a decade, but have now rubber-stamped their partnership which will support the circular economy by seeing more waste oil being taken to be re-refined as opposed to being wasted or burnt.

As part of the deal, over the coming months Slicker Recycling will increase their operations and administration teams to help manage the extra demand.

Mark Olpin, Slicker Recycling

Mark Olpin, executive chairman of Slicker Recycling said: “Safetykleen is a business we have worked with for nearly 10 years and during that time we have built a superb relationship and mutual respect.

“We are two of the largest and fastest growing environmental and sustainability specialists, so our partnership is great news for both businesses. Not only does it formalise how we work together, but it also gives the opportunity for more used oil to be collected, re-refined and put back into the economy in a sustainable way.

“Safetykleen shares our commitment to the circular economy and vision for a greener future so it’s an agreement which is positive from every angle.”

Oliver Kunc, managing director UK and Ireland at Safetykleen added: “We’re delighted to start a new year by announcing a closer working relationship with the team at Slicker Recycling.

“They have first-class credentials in the industry across the UK and Europe and will play a key role in collecting, receiving, and re-refining double the amount of used oil from our customers. That’s good news for not only the sector, but also the wider economy, as we are two specialist businesses who know and understand the impact we can have.”

The partnership announcement follows a string of merger and acquisition deals from Slicker Recycling. Last year, the Worcestershire-headquartered company acquired Oil Monster. That UK deal followed the 2021 purchase of US-based oil treatment company, Hydrodec.

The company collects and re-refines over 75 million litres of used oil and commercial garage waste every year.

Safetykleen, meanwhile, is the world’s leading providers of parts washing, surface treatment and chemical application services. The company operates in 11 European countries, as well as Brazil and Turkey.