Recovering Oil Saves the Environment (R.O.S.E. NZ)

R.O.S.E. NZ is a used oil recovery programme, designed for users, oil producers, and regulators to responsibly collect, transport, use and dispose of used oil.

About the scheme

Collected used oil is treated when required. Treated oil is used as an alternative fuel source in Fulton Hogan’s asphalt production plants across New Zealand and for other consented alternative fuel uses.

Accredited: 28 June 2011 for 7 years.

Products covered

  Scheme scope

 Scheme manager

Used oil

New Zealand-wide.


Used lubricating oil.


The scheme purpose is the regulated and contracted collection of used oil for reuse as an alternative fuel source to diesel, light fuel oil, and gas.


Only consented used (waste) oil users, such as Holcim NZ Ltd, Goodman Fielder Ltd, Carter Holt Harvey Ltd and Fulton Hogan Ltd will consume oil collected under this scheme.


The use of oil as a dust suppressant is out of scope of the accreditation.

Fulton Hogan Ltd.

The scheme’s progress

The scheme has collected an additional 2.1 million litres of used oil during the 12 months to June 2013, from last year's reporting period.

The scheme has gained seven new participants, including Repco, Supercheap Auto, Mazda and HireQuip. Details for all participants are available on the R.O.S.E. website.

Find out more

Information about the R.O.S.E scheme [R.O.S.E website], including area coverage and contact details.