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Old 08-17-2018, 05:38 PM
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Landfill in my neck of the woods accepts oil for disposal. You have to leave your containers. They have no place you can just dump it. No tests, usually no talking to anyone about it, just leave it where their sign is.
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My county-run marina facility has this problem from time to time. When a major contamination occurs, the local throw-away magazine for the marina puts a blurb in it to try and educate the public and perhaps even the offender. Because I use and APPRECIATE the facility, I do my best to not contaminate my drain oil. Coolant gets used for weed killer, and brake fluid (I don't generate much) gets put in qt containers and put in the "recycle bin" for regular trash pick up.

A few years back, the paper mentioned a "large quantity of hydraulic oil" had contaminated the facility, and the county was threating to shut it down. I work on boats and yachts, and I know when the seiner season is underway. There are several seiner boats in the marina, and I know some of the skippers. I was at the facility shortly after this contamination notice, and one of the skippers was dumping 5 gallon buckets of AW32 after working on his boat. I told him about the notice, and he responded "I saw that. They called it "brake fluid". This is hydraulic oil"". shows the intelligence of seiner captains, I told him AW 32 was the same thing, and a contaminate. I asked him to stop because neither of us would benefit if the facility was shut down. He continued to pour.

When I was back in my truck, I dropped a dime on him to the reporting number on the sign at the facility for "to report illegal dumping". I told them the name of the boat the AW 32 came from. I never heard what happened, but the facility is still open. For now.
Man that sucks.
You would think he would appreciate the facility.
In my situation, I would filter all of this oil if that's what I needed to do. I just want it handled responsibly.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:53 PM
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Landfill in my neck of the woods accepts oil for disposal. You have to leave your containers. They have no place you can just dump it. No tests, usually no talking to anyone about it, just leave it where their sign is.
I could live with that.
I may end up loading it all up in the truck and driving several hours by the time this is over.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:57 PM
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@ Barkingdogs ….

I don't know what the big hang up on hydraulic fluid is. It seems like its just a different variation of oil. There must be something about it that I'm not aware of. Saftey Kleen mentioned it specifically though, so there must be something different about it.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:25 PM
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I just go to the nearest playground and dump it in the sandbox.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:38 PM
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I can't be the only one dumping it on large wood/brush piles and setting it on fire? Where my pyro's at?
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One of the few good things about kali is the availability of waste oil disposal.
But it has to be clean. Can't be mixed with other oils. Cant have flammable liquids like gas mixed in. Some won't take trans oil.
And I've driven through places where DIYers pull the drain plugs over a sewer or storm drain.

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Old 08-17-2018, 10:13 PM
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I would check with other local auto repair see what there doing. There sre some dealers and businesses to help keep them low on the EPA haz mat generator classification who are unadvertised recievers. What are you using to store it in? 5 gallon buckets?. 55 gallon barrels maybe able to just drop them off. 100 gallons is going to be a hassle. If you're shop was" on the books" it's a write off. It also depends on the amount contamination also. If it has high concentration of coolant would make hard to get rid of. What are you doing with used coolant that is hazardous waste? Waste oil has been exempted since it is recyclable and keeps auto shops from falling into Major Generator category. I knew a few businesses used it as heating oil. Salvage yard may take it. If you know other techs maybe they can help you 5 gallon bucket at a time at their shop. In Va our bulk oil supplier picked up waste oil. A different contractors pick up everything else. We were a unadvertised reciever to keep from being a major generator. Good luck.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by PatternDayTrader View Post
I used to take it to a local dealer that had an actual waste oil furnace they ran in the winter time, but they got rid of it.
I have several shops nearby that take waste oil and burn it in their furnace. They are happy to get it, and I'm happy to get rid of it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by PatternDayTrader View Post
@ Barkingdogs .

I don't know what the big hang up on hydraulic fluid is. It seems like its just a different variation of oil. There must be something about it that I'm not aware of. Saftey Kleen mentioned it specifically though, so there must be something different about it.
I'm with you. We burn the bejeezus out of it, in our waste oil burner. Every snow cat service produces about 25 gallons of waste hydro, to ~8 gallons of waste engine oil, so we're burning way more hydraulic oil than engine oil.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:48 PM
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I guess I'm one of the lucky ones. We have 3 parts stores within 5 minutes and all three will take it.
O'reilly has me log it on a sheet of paper and dump it myself. Autozone takes the jug at the counter and brings it back empty.

Both have a 5 gallon a day limit but don't have a problem with trans fluid being in with the oil. Just no coolant.

As far as coolant, ADEM recommends pouring it in cat litter and putting in regular trash.

We also have a couple of county hazmat days a year. They take oils, paints, parts cleaner, pesticides.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by belairbrian View Post
As far as coolant, ADEM recommends pouring it in cat litter and putting in regular trash.
Our local NAPA will take coolant.

However, work helps here, again. I have a professional service take our coolant, smart pads and oil filters.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by PatternDayTrader View Post
What's everyone doing with waste oil ?
You can use the old oil for: Cooking, hair moose, and as a sexual lubricant.
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If you have a pickup clean off your 5 qt oil container and leave it in the back. Someone will steal it thinking they scored.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
If you have a pickup clean off your 5 qt oil container and leave it in the back. Someone will steal it thinking they scored.
Lol Im certain you are right, but the same jackhole that would steal a gallon of oil would also dump it in the river, or on the ground, so that's out.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:37 PM
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I burn all of mine, my parents, my siblings, my friends, and anyone willing to give it to me.

Let me explain. Used oil (motor, transmission, Power steering, mineral) gravity filtered down to 10 microns, ran thru a homemade centrifuge, with rare earth magnets along each step, then diluted in 4 to 1 ratio with diesel, which I then pour in my 7.3L powerstroke's fuel tank. Engine even runs quieter.

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Old 08-18-2018, 10:07 PM
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In the Salt Lake Valley I go to the Jiffy Lube. They take the jugs and the filters for me. Now coolant on the other hand......
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buy a used multi-fuel army truck, then collect used oil and drive for free.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:32 AM
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Our city recycling service picks up oil in screw-lid jugs. I just set them out on the curb.
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<1 minute of googling says:

Lansing:
https://www.lansingmi.gov/486/Hazardous-Waste
Bring your hazardous waste to a free collection each Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Ingham County Health Department, at the corner of Cedar and Jolly, from May-September. Please call 517-887-4312 for more information.


Houston:
http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/usedoil.html
Westpark Consumer Recycling Center-- The Consumer Recycling Center, located at 5900 Westpark at Fountainview accepts used oil and used oil filters for recycling. Maximum quantity accepted is 5 gallons.

You may also recycle used oil at any of the Neighborhood Depository/Recyling Centers or the Environmental Service Centers.
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