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Oil change cardboard box. #4807268
07/06/18 10:01 PM
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It seems like it was back in late 80's or early 9O's since I have seen these. cardboard box with enough absorbent material to soak up 5 or so qts of oil, then you could take it to a oil recycle place and some how they would extract the used oil out of it. They were filled with some sort of chopped up foam looking stuff. Never did try it but recall people brings these boxes into auto part stores to be recycled. Anyone else remember seeing these things around or used one?? seems to me that it would be easier just to drain oil into a pan and transfer it to a jug or container, but apparently some people used it.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807278
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I've seen this as well as oil absorbent rugs, pads and rolls of material. I agree that the oil pan seems like the best way to go. Someone must like these items enough for them to continue to be produced.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807280
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Never saw one of those before. The drawing of the car on the box reminds me of a Pacer.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807284
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The car on the box is using this to soak up a "slight" oil leak rather than a change if it's a Pacer.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807288
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Depends underwear come's to mind..lol
That's a smelly 5,000 oci. lol


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807296
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When my dad was stationed in Hawaii during his stent in the navy he would use them when he changed the oil in both of the family cars. The local garbage company would collect them and send them to the power station to be burned there to help create electricity.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807323
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Seems ridiculous to be honest.

I like how it says "The Pollution Solution!" despite making more pollution and using more resources than just draining the oil, putting it into a re-usable container and bringing it to a recycling center. Every part of it makes no sense.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: NoNameJoe] #4807332
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Originally Posted By: NoNameJoe
Seems ridiculous to be honest.

I like how it says "The Pollution Solution!" despite making more pollution and using more resources than just draining the oil, putting it into a re-usable container and bringing it to a recycling center. Every part of it makes no sense.


Because the other option to dispose oil in Hawai'i is to pour it down the storm drain. There is no place that takes used oil here (even oil change places or friggin Unitek.) The only way for residents to dispose oil is to use these boxes, throw it in the trash where it gets sent to H-POWER and is incinerated to create electricity.

The key with these boxes is to seal the inner bag tight using a zip tie and throw it in a garbage bag so it won't explode all in your trash can. It helps to do your OCI's prior to trash pickup day so it's not sitting in the bottom of the bin all week long.

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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807395
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I've seen these now and then but have never used one.
A solution to a problem that doesn't exist.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807398
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If the local incinerator took used oil, and made electricity from it, then I could see this making sense. Use waste/recycled/reused paper/cardboard, or anything of a fluffy material that would burn (rags etc) and this might be less waste than a drain pan. Drain pans don't last forever.

But since burning waste is not that popular... don't see the need.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807413
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what's green and not green ?

Is biodegradation green, or is re-use and energy recovery green ?

There are so many shades of grey.

Have got (maybe) an old HotRod Magazine that showed how to make a used oil disposal system. A hole dug in the yard filled with gravel. A ceramic sear pipe as a riser, the balance buried, and the sewar pipe capped with a roofing tile...tip the oil in...From recollection of the article, it was quite probably in the days when the fuel, and oil contained heavy metals.


I remember, and have posted here a few times in the distant past, my Grandad used to douse the blackberries (noxious weeds, they can give you removal orders) in used engine oil, then burn them off. Those areas created the most luscious pasture/grass...for whatever reason, the minerals (Zn, P, Mo ?) in the oils, the char residue, recolonization by fungi ?...who knows ?

Are either of those green ?

Or are they "damaging" ?

All shades of grey.

Originally Posted By: supton
If the local incinerator took used oil, and made electricity from it, then I could see this making sense. Use waste/recycled/reused paper/cardboard, or anything of a fluffy material that would burn (rags etc) and this might be less waste than a drain pan. Drain pans don't last forever.

But since burning waste is not that popular... don't see the need.


But with this...what would you do with this waste oil ?

Burning waste once was popular...then it became unpopular, and we just started throwing stuff in landfill.

Burning waste reduces the volume of landfill (which is good), produces energy in a from that we can use (electricity), and reduces the greenhouse potential from the rotting gasses, which is also good.

Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: Kibitoshin] #4807438
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Originally Posted By: Kibitoshin
Originally Posted By: NoNameJoe
Seems ridiculous to be honest.

I like how it says "The Pollution Solution!" despite making more pollution and using more resources than just draining the oil, putting it into a re-usable container and bringing it to a recycling center. Every part of it makes no sense.


Because the other option to dispose oil in Hawai'i is to pour it down the storm drain. There is no place that takes used oil here (even oil change places or friggin Unitek.) The only way for residents to dispose oil is to use these boxes, throw it in the trash where it gets sent to H-POWER and is incinerated to create electricity.

The key with these boxes is to seal the inner bag tight using a zip tie and throw it in a garbage bag so it won't explode all in your trash can. It helps to do your OCI's prior to trash pickup day so it's not sitting in the bottom of the bin all week long.


Hawaii seriously does not have waste oil collection facilities? Oil filters go into the garbage as well? For such a beautiful and Eco minded island, it seems incredibly wasteful.


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Re: Oil change cardboard box. [Re: BJD78] #4807440
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Hawaii should dump their garbage into a volcano. Problem solved.


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I'm coupling two ideas.

This drain box idea - a hellacious, wasteful concept which has only one place-remote location engine maintenance facilities or military/spys.

And my conclusion that the "industry" wants all of us to go to the "Toro lawn mower oil change cartridge" method with mandatory, secured-by-deposit recycling.

The battle cry will be "See what they're doing to Hawaii!" Ban loose oil sales.

You'll see

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Originally Posted By: TheLawnRanger
Hawaii should dump their garbage into a volcano. Problem solved.

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