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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386778 03/27/20 06:59 AM
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I just throw mine in the burn barrel. Makes the fire burn hot.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386791 03/27/20 07:21 AM
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Toss in 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] #5386807 03/27/20 07:55 AM
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I am burning stumps, I drill holes in the stump and fill with oil, put down the bottles, add some wood over the top, no stump.

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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386811 03/27/20 07:58 AM
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If I'm not using a 5 quart jug of oil, I use old washer fluid bottles. Most parts stores and Wal*Marts around me don't have time and just ask me to leave the jug "over there" and maybe sign the book. So I'm not getting anything back.

Our local recycling doesn't want oil bottles, even if all they've had is new oil, in the recycling stream. So in the trash they go.

If it's a problem at your parts store, put them in the big trash cans outside the door of the store where everyone who gets some top up oil or rebuilds their transmission in the parking lot does the same.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386846 03/27/20 08:36 AM
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I suspect most of us would be very surprised about how small a percentage of the things that we send away in the recycling truck actually get recycled. Most of the municipalities have sorters that watch the items go by on a conveyor. They pick up only the items that the recycler will accept, the rest goes into the landfill along with all of the other regular contaminated garbage we discard.

Hint: the percentage of items selected is small.

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386897 03/27/20 09:33 AM
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Leo99: You're right. Mention "recycling" to 100 people and you'll see stupid faces and hear defiance.

PimTac: I really enjoy breathing the burnt plastic. Thank you for your involvement and "doing your part".

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386938 03/27/20 10:38 AM
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By the letter of the law, at least here, "empty" bottles must not have more than 1 drop of oil in them when tossed in the trash. A Ford dealer near us was fined a substantial amount of money for having oil bottles in the dumpster that when held upside down dropped a bit of oil.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386952 03/27/20 11:00 AM
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In the trash after u dump them.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: blupupher] #5386959 03/27/20 11:06 AM
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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.


My AZ used to walk back there with me to dump the oil; I have a big 12 quart container I use. Said someone missed the opening and poured about 10 quarts all over the floor and left. Also left a bunch of used antifreeze.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5386977 03/27/20 11:29 AM
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I have a 5 gallon metal container. They make me carry it.

Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5387093 03/27/20 02:33 PM
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I guess I am lucky I work for a huge fleet. I take my single quart bottles and put them in the oil filter dumpster as its allowed grin2


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5387305 03/27/20 07:35 PM
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The county recycling place takes them here. They insist I place them upside-down on their drain rack above the recycled oil tank, which is kinda stupid because it won't drain them as thoroughly as I've already drained mine. I don't know what happens to them when they take them out of that rack. Probably landfill, in which case there's no point in my taking them there.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5387358 03/27/20 08:26 PM
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The lower the price of oil the less the value of recyclable plastics.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: Whammo] #5387370 03/27/20 08:39 PM
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The recyclers where I’ve lived lately won’t accept them. This is why boxed oil is less wasteful. Less plastic used and the cardboard gets recycled.


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Re: O'Reilly's took my used oil but not the bottles; should I throw them in garbage? [Re: E365] #5387421 03/27/20 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by E365
The recyclers where I’ve lived lately won’t accept them. This is why boxed oil is less wasteful. Less plastic used and the cardboard gets recycled.

If the Havoline Box cardboard is not fully drained and has even a small amount of oil in it, it won't get recycled.
L / XL Cardboard Pizza boxes that have food remnants on the box-bottom, won't get recycled either.

Large plastic Can't Believe It's Not Butter tubs that have butter-remnants inside, won't get recycled. Rinse them out first. Mayo, Ketchup and mustard containers too.

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