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Waste Oil From Cleanouts and Tune ups

VIC_2 Member Posts: 1
If the oil is fairly clean I put it back in the customers tank, this keeps my oil dump bucket empty, for bad oil I drop it off at most any gas station of auto shop that changes oil. They welcome it.


  • Biged
    Biged Member Posts: 117
    Waste Oil From Cleanouts and Tune ups

    I think this question came up some time ago, I work in Boston area communities and I keep a 55 gallon drum for oil disposal and one for sludge when I replace oil tanks.When they are full I call in an environmental company to haul away. As you can imagine this is expensive and also push tank installation up. so the question is, Is there another legal way to dispose of waste oil that anyone is using presently? Just trying to cut cost.
  • Steve Garson
    Steve Garson Member Posts: 191

    Outside of what you are doing, the would think your only option would be to find someone who uses a waste oil furnace and deliver it for free. Or filter it yourself and burn the fuel oil for your own heat.
  • ed wallace
    ed wallace Member Posts: 1,613
    waste oil

    strain the waste oil and add it to your own oil tank as for sludge you have to hire a waste removal co. that will take it
  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    I'm with Ed

    on this.
    I burned my slop oil for years, miss it actually.

    As to sludge if you solidify it you can dump it, check with DEP on this.



  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    one thing ..Make Sure glycol doesnt get in the mix....

  • Al Gregory
    Al Gregory Member Posts: 260

    When my slop buckett gets full it goes in my tank, ten bucks a buckett worth now. Change the filter a few times a year
  • Weezbo
    Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
    in mexico i hear of calexi or some such...

    it is like real thick oil to dump in your tractor my buddy dumps justa bout any thing and everything thru the tractor and forklift...trannyfluid oil engine oil whatever :)
  • tommyoil
    tommyoil Member Posts: 613
    Getting rid of the oil

    is the easy part. What does everyone do with all those spent filters/strainers ect?? I'm pretty sure that not everyone disposes of them "properly". Theres ALOT of filters going in the dumpster I'm sure. NOT good for the environment/landfills. We have to save them, put them in lined drums and PAY to have them taken away.
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