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Used Oil/Grease Disposal

NewtonNewton Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I've got some parts pulled off the engine from my car that I'm cleaning up in a bucket. What should I do with the remnants from the bucket? It is water, degreaser, oil, grease, dirt and other general crap that sticks to the bottom of an engine over the years. Definitely not a mix I'd want to just pour down a drain. Can I pour it in with used oil I take in for recycling, or does it get collected separately? Also, what do I do with a used oil filter once it's drained out?

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  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Take it to Kragen's/Chuck's/etc local parts store. Nearly all of them do recycling. And they handle filters too.

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  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    You can recylce filters? I always tossed them..

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  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    You can recylce filters? I always tossed them..

    Tossing them in regular garbage is actually illegal in most states and provinces. The oil makes it a hazmat.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • EliteLamerEliteLamer __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    Ruckus wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    You can recylce filters? I always tossed them..

    Tossing them in regular garbage is actually illegal in most states and provinces. The oil makes it a hazmat.


    I have never seen any one recycle them. I would have if I knew you could.. What do they do with them..

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  • Thor1590Thor1590 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wal-Mart takes it for free as well.

  • Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    Ruckus wrote: »
    EliteLamer wrote: »
    You can recylce filters? I always tossed them..

    Tossing them in regular garbage is actually illegal in most states and provinces. The oil makes it a hazmat.


    I have never seen any one recycle them. I would have if I knew you could.. What do they do with them..

    They clean them and make new filters I believe.

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  • Zombie NirvanaZombie Nirvana Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Depends on the state and the state of the hazardous materials. Some get burned, some go to landfills, some might be used in chemical processing/recycling.

  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Thor1590 wrote: »
    Wal-Mart takes it for free as well.
    that's where I'd go.

    like 10 seconds of paperwork and you can toss a filter and oil (I think up to 5 gal... might be 6 quarts)

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  • PracticalProblemSolverPracticalProblemSolver Registered User
    edited August 2009
    You can just dump 30 years worth of it in a hidden corner of the yard and cover with dirt according to the person who owned my house before me*.



    *not actually legal and a giant pain in the ass actually. My landfill has a giant metal box you can throw oilly shit into for free. It's nasty.

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