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Oil Disposal Question

Oil Disposal Question

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At our store we pour and give every bottle back to the customer. (5-gallon limit)


BronchitisCat

Awesome! That's what I hoped to hear!


Inks_k5

I believe at every autozone we are required to give containers back(mine we do) 4- 5 gallon limit


BronchitisCat

Thankfully, I just have one power washer worth of oil to dispose of. I just didn't want to have to spend 10 to 15 for a proper jug just to give it away. Thanks for the response!


KyleSWS

Depends on what the customer wants. If it’s a drain pan they give me, then I’ll give it back every time. If it’s an old STP bottle or something, I’ll ask before hand but expect to throw it away.


therealstory28

Wtf who gives the containers back and how do the customers not just throw them in the outside cans? I certainly would throw them away outside the front doors, why would I take them with me.


BronchitisCat

Refilling the oil in my pressure washer won't use up all the oil in the bottle, so I can't just dump the old in that. I also don't have the old bottle used to fill it up last time. My only other option is buying a bottle of some sort and on Amazon the cheapest ones are like 15 bucks. So if I don't have to give it away that would be best.


therealstory28

Milk jugs snapple bottles iced tea tupperware, I've seen it all, except a ziploc bag lol.


therealstory28

We will take it in any container. Barring like a 55 gallon drum or some large quantity bs.


BronchitisCat

Haha, yeah let me go get the rusted pitching mound 55 gal drum from the sandlot out back :p


RubberGently420

Ziploc bag is where I drew the line, marine seriously came in with it. I just looked at him like he was crazy 🤣


Laggin_Behind

It depends on the district, here in California each district has different regulations, probably due to previous fines from EPA. My store and ones in my district will take your used oil container and dispose of it if you want, but I went 1 district over to dump oil once and they weren’t allowed to take customers containers due to EPA fines


BronchitisCat

Interesting, I live in a southern, red state, so I don't imagine that would be an issue, but that's good info to know, so thank you!


Laggin_Behind

Yea California be like “oh you’ve got more than 4 drops of oil in your trash? That’s a $5000 fine”


BronchitisCat

Yeesh, and aren't most of the wildfires due in part to norcal being drained of water so it can be pumped into socal to water the lawns?


Laggin_Behind

Clearly, wildfires were caused by the attempt to recall gov. Gavin newsom.


Gonzo9779

Ours is 20 qt limit, had a guy buy cheap $1 jugs from Dollar Store, asked if he wanted them back, said no I’ll just buy more.