Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: $10 to recycle used motor oil. Dang!
Strokerboats makes a good point, filter it, and use it for other purposes. I live a ways from town, rural area, and I use my old filtered oil to keep the dust down on my own access "roads". The county still oils the dirt roads out here, so, no problem. Our recycle facility is just outside the town, in the edge of the county, so everyone can use the place. We have two auto parts stores here, NAPA and O'Reilly's, and both take home oil change amounts of used oil for free. They sell it to the county for really low prices, to use on some county roads after filtering.
Just use caution where you add oils to dirt, if you have a well, think about finding out where the well is under ground, so you don't contaminate it with the used oils into the ground. Add oils to dirt roads SPARINGLY. Common sense prevails.