Waste oil disposal is something that many car owners already do as part of their normal maintenance routine. If you are a new car owner, you may know you need to recycle the oil or use some form of waste option. What you may not know, beyond which facility you will use, are the key points in the disposal and recycling process. Here are a few things to know if this is your first time using a waste oil disposal facility.
One of the first things you will learn is that each facility requires some form of container for the oil. These containers can range from plastic reusable jugs to containers used specifically by customers of that facility. You will need to ensure that the waste oil is in the specified container before you bring it in for disposal. You may also find that different oils must be contained differently. For example, if the facility accepts car oil as well as large bulk amounts of kitchen oils, the two oils may be in different plastics or even in containers specific to the type of oil being disposed of.
Many of the facilities that accept waste oil disposal will also accept additional items. For example, if you are disposing of oil from a recent car oil change, the facility may also take the used oil filter. There are also facilities that accept old waste oil rags and other items that have come in contact with similar waste oil. Before you try to dispose of these items in a traditional manner, make sure the facility has a program that accepts these items.
When you take your oil in the first time, you may find there is an option for recycling. This means that you can mark off if you would like the oil recycled for you or simply placed in the disposal. If you want the oil recycled, and the facility offers that option, there are several choices for picking up new oil. Some oil recycling programs allow you to drop off waste oil and pick up a new recycled oil at the same visit. Check with your facility to see what program options they offer.
When you are ready to dispose of any waste oil, contact your local waste oil disposal facility. Ensure that you know their specific rules for disposal. You can also set up a routine disposal date or ask any questions regarding fees and processing you will have. They can also inform you of any special containment requirements they may have.
For more information, reach out to a company like Wren Oil.