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Tank disassembly and disposal

Sie wollen weg von Ihrer Ölheizung? Saubermacher übernimmt
Looking to dispose of your old boiler or oil tank? Saubermacher undertakes all types of tank decommissioning, including disassembly of steel tanks, plastic tanks, boilers and pipeline systems. We dismantle, drain residual oil and tank sludge and properly dispose of all heating systems. We can hand over remaining heating oil to you, or buy it from you, whichever you prefer. With over 40 years of experience in tank decommissioning and heating system dismantling, we are ideally placed to assist private households, industry and commerce.

Our services

  • Advice on switching to a greener heating system
  • Tank cleaning, including gas elimination (essential before disassembly)
  • A range of tank disassembly methods, deployed as required
    • Plasma-melt cutting
    • Gas cutting
    • Cold cutting
  • Proper disposal of heating oil tanks and boilers
  • Assistance with preparation of official decommissioning notifications
  • Final documentation or provision of a certificate of disposal
  • Link to checks for possible contamination during decommissioning of an underground tank (contaminated site investigation)!

Your benefits

  • More than 40 years of experience with disassembly of oil tanks and oil heating systems
  • Overview and compliance with all legal requirements
  • Proper and environmentally friendly disposal of all systems
  • Purchase of any residual oil in the tank
  • Issue of certificates of disposal for subsidy applications
  • Clean tank area handed over after disassembly
  • All from a single source
  • We are SCC** and ISO 45001 certified


Up to € 10,000 in subsidies are now available to help you switch to non-fossil fuel heating. You’ll find more information here.

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Frequently asked questions

Disassembly costs depend on the size and design of the boiler, i.e. whether it is made of plastic or steel. Conditions on-site, e.g. how the boiler is supported, also have an impact on costs. The cost of removing an oil tank from a detached house is between 1,000 and 6,000 Euros. It is vital that you use a certified company for the work. This is the only way to obtain the proof of disposal you will need to for subsidy applications. Want to know more about oil tank disposal? Our customer service will be happy to answer your questions.

First, all piping between the tank and the boiler is disconnected and removed. Next, any remaining fuel oil and oil sludge that has settled in the tank is pumped out. Then the tank is cleaned and disassembled. Steel tanks are cut up, for example. We remove all parts and residue and dispose of them properly. In certain cases the site will also need to be inspected by an expert after the work is completed. Our experts will be happy to advise you.

  • We have more than 40 years of experience with disassembly of oil heating systems
  • We dispose of old oil tanks in a proper and environmentally friendly manner
  • We are happy to purchase any residual oil in the tank
  • We have international certifications (safety, health, environment)
  • We can help with funding applications
  • We provide certificates of disposal for funding purposes

  • Decreased oil consumption, leading to lower heating and electricity costs
  • Insurance cover (oil tank must be inspected every 5 years)
  • Reliable and error-free operation
  • Protects the climate and the environment

That depends on the type, size and condition of the tank. For a standard domestic tank, cleaning takes about 2 to 3 hours.

No, we can also clean a tank that still has oil in it. We simply store the oil temporarily in a tank truck, then filter it and pump it back into the tank.

If your heating system is a little older, it may be worth your while to switch to a new system. Especially now: high subsidies are currently available to assist with purchase of new and environmentally friendly heating alternatives.

As things stand, conventional oil heating systems may only be used until 2035. Regular cleaning can extend the life of your system, enabling you to continue to use it until you switch to another type of heating. Ensuring your system is well-maintained reduces your oil and electricity consumption and also protects the climate.

Oil heating systems often malfunction after the summer due to silted lines, dirty oil filters or sediment residues in the tank. Before you restart your heating system, we recommend you to have it checked and cleaned. This will ensure you have reliable heating throughout the winter months.