You can make a difference! If you change your oil, don’t dumb it. RECYCLE IT!
Of all Americans who change their own oil, only 10% of them dispose of their waste oil in the proper Manner.
A single quart of oil will foul the taste of 250,000 gallons of water. Oil kills the floating organisms in fresh water that feed fish, and it kills aquatic life.
Used motor oil can be recycled. It can be collated and re-refined. Re-refined oil is as good a lubricant as new oil. Out of a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil, you get 2 1/2 quarts of new motor oil. While recycling just one gallon of used motor oil will yield the same 2 1/2 quarts.
Download the brochure for a list of locations that recycle or contact the Charleston Stormwater Department at 304.348.8106.