An oil change is a important part of basic car maintenance. Replacing a vehicles’s oil keep the engine clean and well lubricated, allowing it to work efficiently over its lifetime. But what do you do with the used oil after a change?
WHY EVERYONE SHOULD RECYCLE
Used oil is generated when the oil has run its course through the engine of the vehicle, collecting debris along the way. This oil can not be used again once it has been emptied during an oil change. When not disposed of correctly, used oil can leak into the ground water, contaminating drinking water sources. Uncontaminated crude oil is biodegradable, but as motor oil collects heavy metals during the course its use, it can not be simply thrown away.
HOW TO RECYCLE USED OIL
After an oil change, a mechanic carries the used oil and puts it into a covered drum outside of the ship. Someone changing their oil on their own can equally carry their used oil to a repair shop as well in order to use this drum. Deposit the oil into the drum and recover the container. The container will be taken to an oil recycling facility.