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Oil keeps our cars, lawnmowers, and many other machines running smoothly. But, once oil is used, it must be discarded properly, to keep it from contaminating the environment. Recycling used oil is becoming the preferred way of handling used oil to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. RECYCLE AT ACTION RADIATOR IN TALENT, OREGON 1209 S. Pacific Hwy 541 535-6664.
Two hundred million gallons of used oil are improperly disposed of each year.
• Recycling just 2 gallons of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours.
(Source: American Petroleum Institute)
• It takes 42 gallons of crude oil, but only 1 gallon of used oil, to produce 2.5 quarts of new, high-quality lubricating oil.
RECYCLE AT ACTION RADIATOR IN TALENT, OREGON 1209 S. Pacific Hwy 541 535-6664.
Recycling Oil at Home
Are you a “Do-It Yourselfer” — that is, do you change the oil in your car at home? You can still recycle your used oil. Take care not to spill when you collect the used oil, and place it in a leak-proof can or container. Check with local automobile maintenance facilities, waste collectors, and government waste officials to see when and where you can drop off your used oil for recycling. Don’t forget to drain and recycled use oil filters as well—usually you can drop off the filters at the same collection centers where you deposit used oil.