How are people disposing of old engine oil?


Livestock Farmer
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?



Livestock Farmer
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!


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)

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.

Forum statistics

Latest member

NFU Scotland looks to find the next climate friendly farming champion

  • 37
  • 0

Written by William Kellett

NFU Scotland has started the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion.

Hosted by NFU Scotland’s Next Generation group and supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the competition is encouraging Scotland’s farmers and crofters to take to video to outline the steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits.

The panel of judges will now include Ben Macpherson MSP, newly appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment; Claire Taylor, political affairs editor at the Scottish Farmer; and NFU Scotland’s Next Generation Chair Peter Moss.

Those entering NFU Scotland’s competition will have a chance to win a...