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Oil Disposal

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Somehow, I have a ton of oil in the garage. Mostly it's all in 5 qt. containers, though I do have a few 1 qt. containers and a 5 gallon bucket with all sorts of fluids. Where do I go to get rid of all of this?

In Michigan, there was a recycling center to just dump it all into a tank. Here, it seems that doesn't exist and local parts places say they only take 1 qt. containers and have a maximum. I probably have near a dozen 5 qt. jugs.

This shit hits the storm drain soon.
 

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Autozone will take I think 3-5 jugs. Depends on the dude taking it. Pretty sure Walmart also takes it.
 

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Almost any auto parts store will take it. They get paid for it by the gallon.
 

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And to think I've been giving it away at work.

What company is actually buying it?
 

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I just dropped off 8 or so gallons at advanced auto in milk jugs and 5 qt jugs, no problems. Autozone had me take my containers back one time, but never had any issues.
 

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If you have like 55 gallons at home you are not going to get paid for it. Large national accounts, dealerships, quick lubes, and auto repair facilities sell it to the company I work for and others. The going rate for used oil is anywhere from $1.50-$1.75 per gallon right now for larger quantities.
 

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Most places give you your jugs back, I've noticed. The Auto Zone in Fox Lake told me "Just throw 'em in our dumpster, we can't do it ourselves. You can, though." I was like :wtf:
 

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Most places give you your jugs back, I've noticed. The Auto Zone in Fox Lake told me "Just throw 'em in our dumpster, we can't do it ourselves. You can, though." I was like :wtf:
As a business they cannot dispose of the oil containers in that manner as it would become their waste. It would be considered a "Residue Last Contained" waste and would need to be disposed in the appropriate manner. Otherwise they could face action from the EPA.
 

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If I have only a few 5 qt containers I will take it to autozone. For bigger quantities or other fluids I take it to the naperville free hazordous waste collection that is every saturday and sunday. See if your town has one?
 

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If you have like 55 gallons at home you are not going to get paid for it. Large national accounts, dealerships, quick lubes, and auto repair facilities sell it to the company I work for and others. The going rate for used oil is anywhere from $1.50-$1.75 per gallon right now for larger quantities.
Safetycleen takes ours for free at work but it's only 55 gallons every few months.
 

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No clue. It was some Hispanic guy and then last time it was some white guy who just randomly showed up.
 

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There is a shop in Addison off swift and lake st that has an oil heater, I bring mine there all the time.
 

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I just drop my gallon containers at jiffy lube or some place like that outside their bay doors when they're closed so I don't have to deal with anyone.
 

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I just drop my gallon containers at jiffy lube or some place like that outside their bay doors when they're closed so I don't have to deal with anyone.
That's illegal and they can charge you if they catch you. I worked at a service place and they would always check the outside cameras if that happened to see if they could get a plate #.

I collect all my oil in 5 gal buckets with a lid that I get from work. I take them in to auto zone with no problem when they are full. The one out in Yorkville even takes the bucket for me.
 

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auto zone takes whatever i give them, regardless of size. Most the time the dude lets me pour it in there too, since he remembers me going there everyday when i was building my motor.


If you pour it in the drain rob, i will call the EPA on you.. i take that shit serious



IF auto zone won't, there's a place off 31 that takes old oil. they use it in their furnace.
 

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That's illegal and they can charge you if they catch you. I worked at a service place and they would always check the outside cameras if that happened to see if they could get a plate #.

I collect all my oil in 5 gal buckets with a lid that I get from work. I take them in to auto zone with no problem when they are full. The one out in Yorkville even takes the bucket for me.
Really? I had no idea it was illegal to do. Thanks for the info. I'll take it to autozone or somewhere else from now on.
 

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I just drop my gallon containers at jiffy lube or some place like that outside their bay doors when they're closed so I don't have to deal with anyone.
i do this.


please please please dont dump down storm drain.
 

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