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Old 08-09-2003, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default For those who change oil by themselves.

I am just curious for those who does oil change on your drive way, what do you use to catch the wasted oil and how do you dispose them?

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Old 08-09-2003, 03:05 AM   #2
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I use a plastic oil pan, and then dump it back into old oil containers and drop it off at the gas station that takes oil for recylcing.
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Old 08-09-2003, 09:10 AM   #3
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I think the plastic oil pan is pretty much the standard way to do it - I generally put the oil into empty gallon milk or washer fluid jugs, then bring it to a recycler (recently, I have been bringing it to the local pep boys)
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Old 08-09-2003, 10:16 AM   #4
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Same here. . plastic pan and then into a 5 gallon jug that the recycling station gave me. I bring it in when full and they give me another jug.

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Old 08-09-2003, 11:31 AM   #5
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Pretty much the same here. Drain into a plastic drain pan then pour the old oil into milk (or other) jugs. I typically then let the jugs of old oil build up until I start tripping over them in the garage, then I take them all to the transfer station (i.e., 'dump') in town.
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:01 PM   #6
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Collect it all in a plastic tub and dump it out back on weeds. Used oil is great for keeping the weeds down.
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:09 PM   #7
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I hope you are just kidding about dumping it out on the weeds.
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Old 08-09-2003, 11:57 PM   #8
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Works even better if you dump it into lakes and ponds -- kills off the mosquito larvae!
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:01 AM   #9
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Works even better if you dump it into lakes and ponds -- kills off the mosquito larvae!
Why go through all that effort, just flush it down the toilet.
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:27 AM   #10
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I hope you are just kidding about dumping it out on the weeds.
If the backyard gets too black, I just use the MAPP gas torch to burn the old oil.
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:32 AM   #11
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so the gas station just takes the wasted oil in? Do they charge like couple bucks for disposal fee?
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:36 AM   #12
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Some charge a fee. . some don't. Also check with your local municipal complex as they usually have waste stations that will take it for free as part of the township services. You could always do the stealthy spy way and leave it at Sears or the gas station in the middle of the night and let them deal with it.

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Old 08-10-2003, 12:38 AM   #13
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I like the stealth way ^_^
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Old 08-10-2003, 12:39 AM   #14
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i'm sure your nearest auto parts store can take care of it for you for free.
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Old 08-10-2003, 01:04 AM   #15
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Plastic milk jugs and curbside pickup on trash day with other recyclables.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:51 AM   #16
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I dump mine in the kitchen friers at the orphanage.
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Collect it all in a plastic tub and dump it out back on weeds. Used oil is great for keeping the weeds down.
LOL
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Old 08-10-2003, 10:58 PM   #18
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Place used oil in plastic jug.
Set by front door of XXX auto parts store near midnight.
Drive off.
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Old 08-11-2003, 11:52 AM   #19
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Place used oil in plastic jug.
Set by front door of XXX auto parts store near midnight.
Drive off.
park in XXX auto parts store lot, pull plug, replace, add oil, drive off - works also.
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Im pretty sure some of the comments are jokes, but just in case be warned that dumping oil can poison the same water that comes out of your sink.

Most any auto parts store will take used oil.
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I take it to the local AutoZone, they recycle it:


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Old 08-16-2003, 07:28 PM   #22
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I need a 5 gallon jug
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #23
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Peatpics are cool...
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I use a piece of cardboard under the oil catch pan. Then I take the oil to the local Checker. Problem solved. The only mess I get is on the plastic skid plate because the oil filter drips onto it.
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Old 08-17-2003, 12:36 PM   #25
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just in case be warned that dumping oil can poison the same water that comes out of your sink.
Don't think of it as "poisoning"! It's just a low-cost way of treating the water so you don't have to spend extra money buying all those expensive "dietary supplements" you see on TV.
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