How are people disposing of old engine oil?

MOG

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Llanthony
I am running out of 25 litre containers! There is probably 20 of them around the place, possibly 15 years worth! I have given up trying to take 5 litres at a time to the recycling centre. Surely there is an easier way of getting shot of it. It is not like it can't be recycled is it? I have access to some IBC containers. Is it worth filling one of them and getting someone to collect? Any recommendations?

TIA
 

MOG

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Llanthony
Ask a livestock farmer, don't buy expensive new oil and filters to put in and you don't need to worry about disposing what you take out, double win. (y) (y) :ROFLMAO:
I used to run an old Sambron loader with a Deutz 3 cylinder engine that would "drink" a couple of litres of old oil each and every week and never needed an oil change :p Quite a lot of my old oil went that way!
 

Yale

Member
Livestock Farmer
We collect it in IBC and and several local shops with waste oil heaters pick it up, give us a few cents per gallon for it.
Also use a small amount for dust control on our gravel lot in high traffic areas around the shop, works great for that (y)
Err....

Just 1 litre of oil can contaminate 1 million litres of water. Oil pollution can have a devastating effect on the water environment, it spreads over the surface in a thin layer that stops oxygen getting to the plants and animals that live in the water.
 

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