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Motor Oil


One gallon of motor oil can: Create an oil slick on surface water up to eight acres in size Contaminate one million gallons of freshwater. That is a year s supply of water for 50 people! Render a four-acre area of soil unusable for planting for decades Used motor oil is hazardous. It contains toxic impurities such as lead and cadmium, and can t be disposed of down the drain or in storm sewers. Used motor oil can be recycled into a product that is as good as new oil. It is cleaned, filtered and given new additives. Look for recycled oil at your service station. In the United States-information about recycling used oil, along with a search mechanism for depots, click on: http://www.earth911.org/usa/master.asp?s=lib&a=oil/default.asp More on recycling motor oil in the United States at: http://www.ehow.com/how_9165_recycle-motor-oil.html In Canada only of the approximately 1 billion litres of lubricating oils that are sold in Canada each year, about 500 million litres-about - can be recovered for reuse. However, currently only 200 million litres are actually being recovered. Retailers who sell motor oil must either accept used oil or provide a collection depot within 5 kilometers of their business. Deliver your used oil to your nearest oil retailer for reprocessing. Oil Filters ARE recyclable also. Return them to point of purchase if possible.

Disposal Options

Links for Livingston County Waste Reduction and HHW
County Links to Three R's sources