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Old 05-13-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Here is an article from eHow.com about how to handle your used automotive oil and where to take it. Recycling of oil is usually free of charge. Being environmentally friendly has never been so easy!

http://www.ehow.com/how_9165_recycle-motor-oil.html

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to Recycle Motor Oil

My local recycling outfit (which pretends to be part of the state gov't but is not) handles oil recycling at several of its regular recycling drop off centers. There's a tank for the oil, a bin for the used filters, and another bin to chuck your oil-laden plastic jugs into. All right next to each other.

I used to play the game of having to get a shop to accept the stuff, or wait around for the dipstick at Jiffy Lube/Pep Boys/Wal Mart to come dump it into their oil collector...

Since I have an S-Series, I have an easy system: Four quarts out of the 5 qt. jug goes into the car, the other one goes into a quart bottle to be burned off between oil changes, and the old stuff goes back in the jug. Repeat until I have enough jugs kicking around in my basement, load into trunk of Saturn, drive to recycle center. Repeat!

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I used to play the game of having to get a shop to accept the stuff, or wait around for the dipstick at Jiffy Lube/Pep Boys/Wal Mart to come dump it into their oil collector...
back about 10 yrs ago the pep boys I used to go to usually just let me dump my old oil into their bin. I'd occasionally get some crap about if it was just oil cause I used an old 409 jug that I got from work. the Jiffy lubes around here now won't accept used oil unless you "abandoned" it which really only would work if you use containers you don't care about "losing"

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They have to worry about people giving them oil that's got large amounts of water or antifreeze or brake fluid or whatever the heck in there, which causes problems with the oil recycling company they send it to.

All the ones I used to go to demanded I fill out forms with my name, address, driver's license number, etc. and sign off under oath that the stuff was not contaminated.

Taking it to the local recycling center is just about ten times easier. They even have a sign that says flat out that they'll also accept any other oil-base automotive fluid including transmission fluid, brake, and steering fluids. Just no antifreeze, they have a separate tank for that.

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