Don’t worry about what to do with your used batteries and motor oil.
Most AutoZone stores accept used motor oil, transmission fluid, gear oil and automotive batteries.
AutoZone recycles 8.5 million gallons of used oil each year.
This reduces greenhouse gases and preserves landfill space.
How do I dispose of old car oil?
Find where to take used oil or automotive fluids
You have reached the point of completion; all that is left is to properly dispose of the waste oil. Do not throw it in the trash or pour it down the drain. According to the EPA, used oil from one oil change can contaminate 1,000,000 gallons of water!
What do they do with old motor oil?
Used engine oil typically is re-refined and used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products. It also helps cut down waste by being reused in the oil and petroleum refinery industry. Oil recycling makes a huge impact on the environment.
Where can I dispose of motor oil?
Fortunately, many auto parts stores and some service stations will accept used motor oil and oil filters for recycling. Call ahead to find out what your local shop will accept. If you’re stuck, try the Earth911.com to find a service station or recycling center near you.
Where can I drop off used motor oil?
Where can I take my oil for recycling? Most retailers that sell motor oil, including Advance Auto, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto and Walmart Tire & Lube Express, will accept motor oil for recycling. Most service stations will also accept oil, provided it is clean.
Is it illegal to throw away motor oil?
In most states, it’s illegal to pour motor oil down the drain — or even on the ground. That’s because pouring motor oil down the sink or toilet can diminish the effectiveness of waste water treatment process.
Can I drop off used oil at AutoZone?
Every AutoZone store accepts used batteries for recycling and 95% of our stores accept used motor oil. See your closest AutoZone store for details. Last year, AutoZone recycled millions of batteries and 9.5 million gallons of oil. Get in the Zone and recycle today.
Can you dump motor oil outside?
Getting rid of old motor oil can seem like a hassle, but with only a few tools you can safely and easily dispose of any extra oil. Since motor oil is considered toxic waste, it’s important that you dispose of it properly; never dump your oil outside, in a garbage can, or down a drain!
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