Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 20

Thread: Motor Oil

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    113

    Motor Oil

    I was just wondering what you guys do with your old motor oil for disposal.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Dubuque, IA
    Posts
    114
    I take mine to my vehicle repair man, He burns it in the furnace I sold him!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Winnipeg MB Canada
    Posts
    350
    Here in Manitoba, the provincial government pays the repair shops to take it at no charge and they send it out for recycling (filters too).

    There is a flat environmental tax on new oil and filters at the parts places that pays for this.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Memphis
    Posts
    343
    Autozone takes it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    In the Hudson Valley of New York
    Posts
    1,815
    I dump it right in the 275 gallon tank with the #2 fuel oil for my oil fired boiler, it mixes well and burns well, been doing it for over 20 years, it has never caused me a problem.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    4,622
    Mix it with sand and send it back to Alberta.
    Is this a Fabreze moment? C.Y.D. I'm voting white elephant. 2’.
    My competition are my best salespeople!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West of Ottawa Ontario
    Posts
    310
    Quote Originally Posted by gruntly View Post
    Mix it with sand and send it back to Alberta.
    hahahahhah
    Save me Jebus

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    N.E. Iowa
    Posts
    314
    I think anymore it's the law that a store that sells motor oil has to take used oil at no charge.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I know every auto parts store here takes used oil. I pour all mine into empty metal 5 gallon xylene cans from our paint shop and just tip it upside down on the top of the waste oil tank at the parts store.
    ______________________________________________

    Sign petition to limit Congressional and Senatorial terms. http://www.termlimits.org/

    "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."--Martin Luther King Jr.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    28
    Check out www.earth911.org. You can enter your zip and it will give you locations close by for just about anything that can be recycled.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hendersonville,NC
    Posts
    84
    Around here like its been said before the local parts places takes it. We can also take it to the local dump where they have recycling tanks for various oils and if Im not mistaken for used antifreeze.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
    1,801
    I give some to my father in law, who heats his auto salvage garage with it. Some gets used to start fires. (Junk, not arson.)
    Jason

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    houston, texas
    Posts
    3,787
    Auto parts store takes it.
    I'm not tolerating Political Correctness anymore, from now on it's tell it like it is.

    Veto Pro Pak - The best tool bag you'll ever own






  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    7,414
    A few of the auto parts stores around here take it, but I think they only allow 1 gallon per visit. There's a few other places that burn it around here, but generally their tanks are at capacity (I think they need to burn more lol).

    It's a bit frustrating since I usually have 4.5 gallons or so from my truck, and the race car uses 3-4 gallons too, that makes for a lot of trips when you need to get rid of it.

    When I get around to building my own shop I'm hoping to put a waste oil burner in there. Between the oil from the truck, race car and all the air compressors I change oil on, I'd have free heat most of the winter.

    Now getting rid of used refrigerant oil is a whole other ball game. Man I hate getting rid of that stuff around here. Company policy says we can't have more than 5 gallons in the shop at any one time. Change oil on a big ice arena rack and you'll end up with 30 pretty easy. Stupid policies.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image