It can be difficult to dispose of motor oil or dinosaur oil. There is some help. The environment will benefit from recycling the sticky, icky oil. It is actually illegal in many states to throw the oil down the sink or in the garbage. Continue reading?

You don’t need to be a scientist to understand why. If you’re not aware, pouring oil into a storm drain will cause it eventually to seep in streams, lakes or wetlands. It can cause a large number of animals to be coated in oil, which may lead to their eventual death. From bird feathers and beach sand, oil sticks. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, used oil can pollute one million gallons fresh water from just one oil change. This is enough oil to last 50 people for a whole year. Not recycling your motor oil can have many negative effects, including death and destruction. You may also get a large fine. We have also published a list of ways to recycle engine oil in a safe and effective manner.

Place your used oil into a container made of clean plastic and ensure that the lid is tight. Do not mix oil with other solvents or gases. It should be as pure as possible. It will ensure that each drop can be recycled. You can take your oil to any location accepting oil, such as a recycling center, service station or oil change shop. You can also search online for a recycling center near you by typing in “recycled oil” followed by the name of your town or city. Most of the time, a local business will appear that recycles used oil.

You can recycle oil and properly discard the old oil filter. Drain the oil from the filter by puncturing an airhole in its top after you remove it. Allow the oil filter to drain completely. This takes 12-24 hours. After that, you can dispose of the waste safely.

Recycling motor oil makes sense for many reasons. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on average about four millions people use motor oil in a recycling center or as a lubricant. We can refine motor oil into new oil today, and use it in the petroleum industry as raw materials. A gallon of motor oil can provide the same amount of lubricating oils as 42 gallons crude oil.