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Old 07-14-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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Changing oil and other fluids

I know this is a stupid question, but, with price the way they are today I am trying to save every dime I can.
The question is what do you do with you waist fluids (old oil, trany fluid, etc.)
After you change it on your own.
Is their a place I can take it to dispose of it?
How much does it cost?

Please dont just give me dumb answers like poor it down the sewer!
I really want honest answers! I feel dumb enough asking this question.

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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Take it to your local oil change facility, garage or even an auto parts store. As far as stores go, I know Advanced Auto Parts takes used oil (motor oil, gear, steering, axle) and oil based lubricants for free.
In the past, garages had to pay an oil recycler to pickup used oil and then it went to a "take it for free" scenario. In the last four years, oil recyclers are actually buying used oil from garages. The more they can pick up at one time, the more per gallon they will pay.
Currently at the quick lube that I manage, they just increased the price they are paying us to .60 cents a gallon. (400 gallons yields $240.00)
The oil recyclers collect and filter the used fluids in large tanks and mix until they get the desired flash point for what application they are selling it for. The vast majority of it gets sold for industrial heating in high temperature boilers and burners where the high temperature burns off all impurities and does not produce air pollution.

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Dont feel dump about it. I am personally glad you did.

Autozone and some other autoparts stores will take the old oil and maybe the gear fluid too. Cost= NOTHING they recycle it.

You can try using google to find any HAZMAT "hazardous waist and materials" locations around where you live to recycle the fluids. Usually cost for this = Nothing.

Also you can ask some of the local maintinace shops around your area if you can dump it in there waist barrell....required for them to have to get rid of there fluids.....Most of the small "mom and pop" type stations are nice enofe to help you out.

And....THANK YOU for asking this question!

AND>>> for everyone that reads this Please recycle your old fluids.

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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BretStep beat me too it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:10 AM   #5
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Many shops have waste oil heaters that they use to heat their shops. Reminds me, I have 3 5 quart containers of Mobil-1 to run out to my customers shop.
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