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Old 05-10-2004, 11:41 PM
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cleaning up, where to get rid of...

i been cleaning the garage up and wondering where i can get rid of like 70 litres of used oil, antifreeze, steeringfluid, brake fluid all mixed all togther.

also have old doors, hoods, bumpers, quarter pannels, Gas tank with some fuel in it, and lots of other stuff... probaly a truck load full of stuff. i imagine taking it to the dump would cost a fortune since they whiegh everything

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Old 05-11-2004, 12:19 AM
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i'll not show how redneck i am by replying....
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:17 AM
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Look at some of the small businesses that have Waste Oil furnaces They will be glad to take the oil etc. As far as the metal...sell it to a scrap yard.
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I'm not sure where in Alberta you live but most municipalities have facilties to accept the waste oil etc. or can direct you to someone who will accept it. Ours also has an area where you can leave scrap metal for no charge and they off to a scrap yard for recycling. Try calling your town/city etc. to find out.
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:46 AM
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Ours also has an area where you can leave scrap metal for no charge and they off to a scrap yard for recycling. Try calling your town/city etc. to find out.
Wow.....No Charge,Huh?
Whenever I take metal to the recyclers I get paid for it. Sometimes it might only be $.10/lb other times it might be $.35/lb.....either way I am making money to haul it away.
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Old 05-13-2004, 06:25 AM
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Here in the States, most Auto parts stores (ones that have service bays, like Pep Boys, Kragen etc) will take the used oil. Also give the local waste management company, or the local City, or Provintial Government offices a call and ask where the local collection point is for hazardous waste......please dispose of in a responsible manner.....
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I'll show my red-neckness; I cut up waste metal and put it in my municipal waste dumpster a little at a time. We have curb-side trash pickup and those plastic, 50 gallon, wheeled containers with the hinged lids.

Any auto parts store in Kalifornia that sells oil is required to take waste oil for free. Actually, recycled oil is a pretty valuable product so I think everyone involved in recycling is at least breaking even if not making a little profit.
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When you drop it off at the recycling center, i'd keep quiet about the anti-freeze, power steering and brake fluid mix in with it.

I wouldn't offer it to anyone as fuel oil either. (unless you really hate the guy....)


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I would think you can decant off the brake fluid/antifreeze water soluble mix that won't mix with the oils. The remaining power steering fluid/engine oil mix should give no problem to the oil re-cycler.

The water based stuff can be taken to a hazardous waste site for free disposal. I can't imagine dumping it down the drain of you have a septic tank. Totally out of my comprehension. Can't even start to think about it. How could I even bring it up? Who would do such a thing?
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Around here, the quick oil change places are required to take used oil, etc., free of charge. I don't know about it being mixed, though.

It would, of course, be highly uncool to drop it off on their porch in the middle of the night.
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you can make blacktop...

go by your local municipality that is probably doing road work somewhere.

usually what happens to old roads is the blacktop the road was made of is regrinded up and heated up again with oils


tada make your own obviously this isnt something you can do on a large scale...

but it works around small area, for example my barn mixed it all up with grindings and then poured it around my barn, i now have a solid surface to walk on around my barn,which is a 55x30 barn.

its also an awesome weed killer!!!

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I don't know of any requirement here for the auto part stores to take oil, but I know most of the chain stores do. Also check with repair facilities. Many of them do sell it for recycling, so would take it and add it to their tanks. The shop that I had, we didn't have that much, so I had to pay a hazmat fee to have it removed. They said that as long as the "other chemicals" didn't exceed 10%, they didn't care about the anti-freeze. Since it doesn't mix with the oil, it is easy to separate anyway. If you have a radiator shop in the area, you might check with them on the anti-freeze. I have a friend that has one, he has a recycle machine that he uses.

I never have problems with getting rid of scrap metal, except convincing myself that I really won't need it for something else. LOL
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If you have scrap steel, take it to a recycler /scrap yard and get paid for it. Scrap metal and steel are going up at a record pace. The story I got was that China was buying all the scrap, making steel and keeping it domestically. So we are short on scrap and short on steel. One craftsperson I know, who uses 1/8" 4x8 sheets told me the supplier would only quote prices good for an hour and that the price of that sheet had gone up $7.00 in a week.

I do know that my scrap yard paid me 32 cents a pound for scrap aluminum last year and charged me $1.50 a pound this year when I needs a small piece of plate back.
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