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Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: Artem] #4564927
11/05/17 01:46 PM
11/05/17 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: Kira
Thanks for posting that company's video. I've seen it before.

BLOWS MY MIND that recycling isn't "everywhere".

It's better for the Earth....it makes REAL jobs.....it's cleaner.....

I know the "cigarette smoking wife beaters" can't be bothered to do anything so laws compelling people to do the right thing need to be written and enforced.

MARK MY WORDS: All this talk of pre-loaded (with oil) cartridges is all about ceasing the possibility of people changing their own oil.


I don't understand why recycling in general isn't enforced, esp since we have proof of how much trash / plastic ends up in the ocean.

There should be recycling bins EVERYWHERE there's a trash bin.


Usually: because it is a money pit.


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Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: Jarlaxle] #4564935
11/05/17 01:49 PM
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Yea but recycable materials are worth money. So it's technically worth the effort vs just having it go to the dump.

The government / cities should be in charge of this operation. It's in their interest to recycle and keep the city cleaner.


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Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: ZZman] #4564969
11/05/17 02:25 PM
11/05/17 02:25 PM
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Sharpen a nail on a grinder and put it in your oil change kit.

Punch two holes in the used oil filter; one to drain the filter, the other to let it vent. You'd be surprised at the amount of oil trapped by the filter element. I'd say it's about a cup's worth.

That's what I do.

Since they're located in Berks County, I'll look up where I might recycle my old filters.

Last edited by Rick in PA; 11/05/17 02:33 PM.

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Here's what happens to some used oil filters #4565022
11/05/17 03:31 PM
11/05/17 03:31 PM
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Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: wemay] #4565029
11/05/17 03:38 PM
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nice post, makes it worth recycling, Local WM said they take them and recycle. They used to drain and then dump in landfill but local pressure got them on the recycle band wagon.

Last edited by Skanky; 11/05/17 03:38 PM.
Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: wemay] #4565034
11/05/17 03:40 PM
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Awesome video! thanks for sharing

Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: Artem] #4565052
11/05/17 04:00 PM
11/05/17 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: Kira
Thanks for posting that company's video. I've seen it before.

BLOWS MY MIND that recycling isn't "everywhere".

It's better for the Earth....it makes REAL jobs.....it's cleaner.....

I know the "cigarette smoking wife beaters" can't be bothered to do anything so laws compelling people to do the right thing need to be written and enforced.

MARK MY WORDS: All this talk of pre-loaded (with oil) cartridges is all about ceasing the possibility of people changing their own oil.


I don't understand why recycling in general isn't enforced, esp since we have proof of how much trash / plastic ends up in the ocean.

There should be recycling bins EVERYWHERE there's a trash bin.
There pretty much is in Ontario Canada.They recycle everything there.


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Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: Skanky] #4565111
11/05/17 05:03 PM
11/05/17 05:03 PM
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Walmart customers recycle a lot of oil filters.
You can find them on the shelf in the boxes that held new filters and those boxes were then used to return the used ones.


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Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: fdcg27] #4565114
11/05/17 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Walmart customers recycle a lot of oil filters.
You can find them on the shelf in the boxes that held new filters and those boxes were then used to return the used ones.


Yep!


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Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: Onug] #4565158
11/05/17 05:46 PM
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If I worked at a Walmart and encountered someone doing that I'd talk real loud and embarrass the dickens out the offender (if that is possible).

"Oh no sir, you see here. This is your old filter and retuning it would constitute theft and fraud." "Can I trust you to take this to a recycling center or are you the kind of malicious dog that would throw this somewhere in the store?"

Anybody who does something like who isn't ABJECTLY POOR should be forced into "class training" because they have none.

Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: ZZman] #4565169
11/05/17 05:53 PM
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That 75,000 tons of scrap steel could be sharply reduced if automakers would spend the money to equip their engines with cartridge filter systems.

Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: wemay] #4565171
11/05/17 05:55 PM
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Good stuff.

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4564785/Re:_This_happens_to_recycled_o#Post4564785


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Re: Here's what happens to some used oil filters [Re: fdcg27] #4565185
11/05/17 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
Walmart customers recycle a lot of oil filters.
You can find them on the shelf in the boxes that held new filters and those boxes were then used to return the used ones.


That's why I always look inside the box! Regardless of where it's purchased. It seems this goes on everywhere.


People who count on their fingers should maintain a discreet silence.
Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: ZZman] #4565193
11/05/17 06:21 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if some day they charge extra for filters (CRV... core) to try and get more returned used filters.

Re: This happens to recycled oil filters [Re: Artem] #4565220
11/05/17 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Yea but recycable materials are worth money. So it's technically worth the effort vs just having it go to the dump.

The government / cities should be in charge of this operation. It's in their interest to recycle and keep the city cleaner.


But recycling usually costs MORE.


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