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waste-oil-drumDespite the fact that many of us encounter automotive chemicals on a daily or weekly basis, these materials do pose a significant risk to our environment if they are not disposed of properly.  Keeping these materials out of our water supply is critical.  One gallon of motor oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water.  Dumping used motor oil on the ground or down storm drains can have devastating effects and should never be done.

Fortunately, recycling programs for materials such as used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, transmission fluid, lubricants, waxes, etc. are common around Indiana and the proper handling of these substances is convenient in most communities. 
In fact, many local and national auto service centers and auto parts stores will readily accept used motor oil from the public free of charge.  Stores such as Wal-Mart, AutoZone, Jiffy Lube and others offer such services.  Please call ahead for details as each program may be a bit different.

Additional recycling and disposal options for automotive chemicals may be available via the solid waste management district in your area.  Click here to find contact information for your solid waste management district.



Last Updated on Monday, 08 March 2010 14:07