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O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? #5386519 03/26/20 07:54 PM
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I went to O'Reilly's in the hope that they would take all my used oil, filters, and oil containers. They took the first two but said they can't take the bottles so they handed me back the empty bottles (with oil all over the outside of course).

Should I just throw them in the weekly garbage or what is the best thing to do to get rid of them?

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386521 03/26/20 07:55 PM
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Wipe them with a rag and chuck em in the recycle.

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386523 03/26/20 07:56 PM
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Our town won’t take the jugs AZ doesn’t either just toss them as they are considered contaminated

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386529 03/26/20 08:01 PM
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The empty containers aren't recyclable in our community either.

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386535 03/26/20 08:04 PM
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its hit or miss.. they will toss them in their dumpster for me about 50% of the time.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386559 03/26/20 08:19 PM
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Even tho petroleum containers have a recycling symbol they go in the trash.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386561 03/26/20 08:20 PM
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That is a conundrum,, Throw them in the trash


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386562 03/26/20 08:21 PM
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Some people would just take the used oil and jugs to Walmart for a full refund. Then one of us would wind up with it.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386563 03/26/20 08:23 PM
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At our waste disposal site they have a separate receptacle for them. In your case I would just throw them in the trash.

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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
Some people would just take the used oil and jugs to Walmart for a full refund. Then one of us would wind up with it.

Cold !!! smirk2


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386575 03/26/20 08:29 PM
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I throw mine in the dumpster on the way out the front door.

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Here they're considered HazMat. At work we have a company pick them up for recycling once we accumulate a wheeled recycling container full.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386583 03/26/20 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Whammo
I went to O'Reilly's in the hope that they would take all my used oil, filters, and oil containers. They took the first two but said they can't take the bottles so they handed me back the empty bottles (with oil all over the outside of course).

Should I just throw them in the weekly garbage or what is the best thing to do to get rid of them?

I am assuming this was your first-ever DIY oil change.
How did it go?..... any obstacles or oil spills at least.....lol


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386585 03/26/20 08:36 PM
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Weird, at my local Auto Zone, I have to ask for my jugs back (I like the mobil jugs, they have a big opening that my funnel fits into).
They also will not let me take it back and dump it myself anymore. I guess someone screwed up their tank.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: blupupher] #5386588 03/26/20 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by blupupher
Weird, at my local Auto Zone, I have to ask for my jugs back (I like the mobil jugs, they have a big opening that my funnel fits into).
They also will not let me take it back and dump it myself anymore. I guess someone screwed up their tank.

.... or they caught someone stealing other merchandise in their backroom.


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