Nov. 17, 2006 – DATELINE: WAKEFIELD, MA…
One good turn deserves another at CommTank, a family owned business based in Wakefield, MA that has removed and installed thousands of oil and fuel storage tanks throughout the Boston metro area.
Citizens Energy, known for providing discount heating oil to the poor and elderly, had a problem. They would often receive calls from residents switching from oil to gas heat who wanted to donate the remainder of their unused oil to Citizens Energy. Easier said than done until CommTank came to the rescue about six years and 20,000 gallons of oil ago.
Kevin Hoag, President of CommTank, notes, “Few companies have the proper licensing and the facilities necessary to carry out the multi-step operation of recycling fuel oil. We do have that capability and are pleased to aid Citizens Energy in their mission.”
Citizens Energy contacts CommTank when they receive a call from a resident wishing to donate their unused heating oil from a tank that they are going to remove. CommTank then removes the unwanted oil tank (at a reduced rate for the home or business owner) and the donated unused oil. The collection, clean-up and filtering of the oil is then done at cost by CommTank, which also stores the oil and redistributes it by delivering the recycled oil directly to non-profit organizations in need.
Non-profit organizations that have benefited from this effort include the Pine Street Inn, the YMCA in Malden, MA, the Chelsea YMCA and Somerville High School to name a few.
For more information about donating the oil from an unused oil tank, please contact CommTank or Citizens Energy.
About Citizens Energy
Created in response to the oil crisis of the late 1970’s, the Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program has delivered millions of gallons of discount home heating oil to poor and elderly households in Massachusetts and the Northeast since 1979. This unique program helps protect needy families from volatile heating oil prices, which often leave households having to choose between heating the home and paying for other life essentials, such as food, health care, or clothing.
CommTank, founded in 1994, is located at 84 New Salem Street, Wakefield, MA. The company specializes in solving the environmental problems of residential and commercial customers. Services include removal and installation of above and underground storage tanks and site remediation, i.e. emergency spill response, site assessment, laboratory analysis, excavation, and site closure.
CommTank’s services are available Monday through Saturday, with emergency service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CommTank’s service area includes most areas of Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and Maine. For further information please visit www.commtank.com, or call 1-877-66 TANKS or 1-800-628-8260.
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