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Castrol® and Volvo team up in sustainability initiative

Castrol is pleased to announce its first co-branded sustainability program with Volvo Cars in the United States.

The collaboration aims to ensure that all used oil and automotive fluids from Volvo’s retailer network are collected and recycled, working together towards a more sustainable future.

Volvo Car Group and Castrol have co-engineered lubricants for over 19 years, through a global partnership which covers engine oils, gear oils and greases in all new vehicles in Volvo’s global manufacturing facilities and the supply of lubricants to Volvo dealers across the globe. 

“The biggest difference Castrol can make is by working together with our customers and partners to help support their sustainability goals,” explains Rayne Pacek, Vice President Marketing Castrol, Americas. “This program is an example of Castrol’s PATH360 strategy in action, embracing circular economy thinking to understand our customers and partners and how Castrol’s products can be improved, extended, re-used or recycled to reduce their lifecycle carbon emissions.”


Last year Castrol launched its PATH360 sustainability strategy which sets out its aims for 2030 to reduce waste, reduce carbon and improve lives. Now, Volvo Car Group and Castrol are collaborating to contribute to circularity and help advance sustainability.

Volvo Cars and Castrol have selected Heritage-Crystal Clean to safely recycle, reuse, or responsibly dispose of engine oil, coolant, oil filters and other used products. Heritage-Crystal Clean is a national leader in environmental services that specializes in re-refining, reusing and recycling materials. 


About Castrol

Castrol, a global leader in lubricant technology, serves consumers in over 140 countries. Our leadership brands include Castrol® GTX® — a premium conventional motor oil; Castrol® GTX® High–Mileage™ – a premium synthetic blend designed for vehicles with over 75,000 miles; the Castrol® EDGE ® line of advanced full-synthetic super premium motor oils that offer unsurpassed strength and performance; as well as our range of commercial transport lubricants. To find out more about Castrol products and programs, please call 1–888–CASTROL or visit


About Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.


Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. provides parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services primarily to small and mid-sized manufacturers and other industrial businesses as well as customers in the vehicle maintenance sector. Our service programs include parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection and re-refining, wastewater vacuum, waste antifreeze collection, recycling and product sales, and field services. These services help our customers manage their used chemicals and liquid and solid wastes, while also helping to minimize their regulatory burdens. Our customers include small-to-medium sized manufacturers, such as metal product fabricators and printers, and other industrial businesses as well as businesses involved in vehicle maintenance operations, such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, and trucking firms. Through our used oil re-refining program during fiscal 2021, we recycled approximately 66 million gallons of used oil into high quality lubricating base oil, and we are a supplier to firms that produce and market finished lubricants. Through our antifreeze program during fiscal 2021 we recycled approximately 3.9 million gallons of spent antifreeze which was used to produce a full line of virgin-quality antifreeze products. Through our parts cleaning program during fiscal 2021 we recycled 2 million gallons of used solvent into virgin-quality solvent to be used again by our customers. In addition, we sold 0.5 million gallons of used solvent into the reuse market. Through our containerized waste program during fiscal 2021 we collected 21 thousand tons of regulated waste which was sent for energy recovery. Through our wastewater vacuum services program during fiscal 2021 we treated approximately 49 million gallons of wastewater. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. is headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, and operates through 91 branches serving approximately 95,000 customer locations.


About Volvo Car USA

Volvo Car USA, LLC, ( is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCUSA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States. For more information please refer to the VCUSA media website at: