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Cool Disposing of used Oil?

How does everyone get rid of their used oil after an Oil Change?

Do you take it to an Auto Parts Store?
A Recycling Center?
Something else?

About to start on the normal maintenance myself on my cars and want to dispose of the HazMat properly.

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i throw it in the used oil container in the back of the shop.
you should be able to find a shop nearby who would allow you to dump in theirs. every shop now has a tank and recyclers take it.

they should take it for free, since they get paid for it. (at least we do)

or you can heavily rust proof the underside. and inside, etc.
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Backyard fires take care of oil rather well. Little bit of blue-ish smoke, but still less than some cars/trucks put out. Might check around to see if any local shops burn used oil for heat in the winter. One of the shops around here does.
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I dump it at the local Advance. I believe I've read that Federal law requires any business that sells motor oil to accept used motor oil for pickup by recyclers.

I've always thought it was smart for shops to have heaters that burn their used oil like Brandon mentioned. My dad always dumped his used motor oil into the house heating oil tank. Of course that only works if you heat your house with no. 2 heating oil.

Dan could just dump his into his Ram fuel tank (jk).
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Slowly poor it down the kitchen sink, followed by some degreaser and drain cleaner to unclog it...

Joking aside, I stockpile it and get the local recyclers to pick it up. In a year I'll usually have a dozen or so containers of oil, coolant, transmission fluid and old gas.
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Autozone, Pep Boys and Walmart.
All three accept used oil and I've used all three.
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Ditto! I've used Advance and Vatozone - they're closest to the casa.
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burn used oil? like we don't have enough of a heavy metal problem in the environment.
rant off.
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burn used oil? like we don't have enough of a heavy metal problem in the environment.
rant off.
What heavy metals are in the oil?
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Also, what are the ppm's of the substances of concern. Can't say if it's a problem until you quantify it. Strangely, here's a place called Mother Earth News pushing waste oil heaters: Make a Waste Oil Heater - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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About all I can think of for metals in oil would be extremely trace amounts of aluminum, iron, maybe zinc, and lead/tin/copper depending on bearing material. But unless an engine is brand new or has had a failure then every one of those materials shouldn't hardly amount to anything.
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You can't find a definition of the term "heavy metals" that is meaningful, consistent, or agreed upon. It is a very loose term - almost meaningless. Some substances that are "heavy metals" by many definitions are essential nutrients, some have great medicinal purposes. Examples: copper, silver. Colloidal silver is a great antibiotic, and even "real doctors" are admitting that it is one of the few things that will kill MRSA without any possibility of resistance being developed. Cadmium is one of the harmful ones, but again, the levels have to be quantified.

When I worked in the d.c. motor brush industry, I was amazed to learn that brush materials used in automobiles - like in alternators and starters - have lead (also copper). And these are high wearing parts - dust guaranteed to be generated freely into the air. How is that allowed?


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