Custom Built Waste Oil Tanks for VTG Waste and Recycling

VTG is a territory-owned waste and recycling business that operates across a wide spectrum of waste management; from collecting commercial, construction and demolition waste to liquid waste management, and kerbside and household waste collection. With over 30 years of local experience, VTG place a strong focus on sustainability and take pride in putting customers first. VTG approached the team at Durotank to find a practical storage solution that could assist with waste oil collection.


VTG had specific requirements that needed to be met. They wanted multiple tanks to store waste oil and for each tank to have 3 suction points and 3 fill points. This was so that multiple trucks could access a tank at one time. They also required an engine-driven pump capable of dealing with 1-inch solids within the waste oil. These solids included nuts and bolts from mechanics that had fallen into the oil during jobs. The pump also needed to have a high flow rate so that on arrival it could pull from the waste collection truck and could empty from the tank to a truck for oil disposal.

VTG needed tanks to be easy to maintain. And for additional flexibility, they wanted a tank that when empty could be moved from site to site to be utilised wherever it was next required.

Durotank turned to their team of in-house engineers to come up with the best solution for VTG’s waste oil management. They developed a modified design for 33,000L, 67,000L and 100,000L Smart Tanks and supplied a visual drawing to demonstrate how the design would work to meet the requirements. The design team worked with VTG to fine-tune the design before the tank was even purchased.

The final layout included installing an indented sump in the floor so that anything left in the tank could be pushed into the sump and easily removed. To assist with transportation, the design team came up with the clever idea of redesigning the 33,000L tank to sit within a 20ft shipping container footprint with container pin locks so offering ease of transport when empty.


VTG were thrilled with the project outcome and the resulting premium quality custom-designed and finished Smart Tanks. They were also happy to work with a 100% Australian made business that supported local economies.

The final products were three custom-designed Smart Tanks with the following exact specifications:

  • 33,000L 67,000L and 100,00L Smart Tanks
  • 3 suction and 3 fill points
  • A diesel-driven trash pump with the ability to pass up to 1” solid pieces.
  • An indented floor for easy cleaning with a drainpipe for removing all liquids.
  • A last-minute request to have the 33kl tank painted in the distinctive and stunning VTG green colour.
  • Custom branded signage on tanks.

How Durotank can help

Our specialist in-house design team make it easy and efficient to customise products to suit specific customer requirements. We share drawings to provide customers with a thorough understanding of the design so they can approve the exact end product before the manufacturing process begins.

With manufacturing on-site, the design team also supervise and oversee the build process. This means they can guarantee the build has been undertaken exactly to design specifications and to the highest quality.

If you are interested in 100% Australian made fuel or water storage solutions and need quality customisations, contact the team today on 1300 251 521.

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