Getting rid of engine oil and old tire?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by StoneDog, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. StoneDog

    StoneDog Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have an old tire and a few gallons of used motor oil from oil changes past. I need to get rid of them but obviously the trash guys won't take them.

    Is there anywhere in the northern gwinnet/south forsyth area where I can take this stuff?

    Jon
     
  2. seereus

    seereus Active Member

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  3. RevolverDan

    RevolverDan Active Member

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    Any Wal-Mart with an auto center should take the oil at least, and probably the tire too (maybe a fee for the tire).
     
  4. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    No, it's HAZ-MAT stuff. Can't go to a landfill.

    Many national chain auto parts stores and car repair shops (Pep Boys, Goodyear Service Centers, Big 10 Tires, etc.) will accept used motor oil. They made that promise years ago to encourage people to recycle oil instead of dumping it down storm drains where it ends up in our creeks and rivers.

    They will have it recycled or disposed of properly, just like they do with their own used oil they collect from customers' cars.

    Just call first, and make sure they'll accept it. And make sure it's ONLY oil, not oil mixed with coolant, transmission fluid, or other stuff.
     
  5. rmodel65

    rmodel65 Yukon Cornelius

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    tire shops charge about 3 dollars to throw a tire away...and the oil auto parts stores take it because they sell it for a profit :p
     
  6. twdant

    twdant New Member

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    meh, just burn it. :flame:
     
  7. StoneDog

    StoneDog Member

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    China-Mart, here I come. Thanks everyone.
     
  8. Fallschirmjäger

    Fallschirmjäger I watch the watchers

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    autoshops charge for disposing of used tires...

    ... and here I am thinking about trying to build a storage shed/ bunker with them, hmmmmm....
     
  9. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    Most do, but it depends on the manager. When I was at Pep Boys, we were supposed to charge, but if someone came in wanting to dispose of a single tire I never charged them. To charge someone $2 isn't worth the time and effort.
     
  10. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    If you have any wood posts you want to protect use the used motor oil as a paint. It will soak right into the wood and preserve it for years to come.

    Or find an old smudge pot and burn it.
     
  11. seajay

    seajay NRA Certified Instructor

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    Ditto...

    Just take it out in the middle of the street and set fire to it. The fire department will come put it out and take it away. Problem solved!




    This post not to be taken seriously.
     
  12. CountryGun

    CountryGun New Member

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    I've got several hundred wood post around the farm (118 acres), and all of them could use a dose of oil.
     
  13. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Take up a collection of everyone's tires and used oil.

    Then, next Earth Day, take all the tires, pile them up in the middle of a condor habitat, douse them with all the oil, and set it on fire.

    Watch and laugh as all the treehugging hippies wet themselves.






    (disclaimer: I'm a treehugger myself, I just don't get THAT upset about stuff like that...)
     
  14. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Oil=in the very back corner of your backyard.

    Tire=hidden inside of a big black trashbag filled with your other trash in your trashcan.
     
  15. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Did You Know You Can Use Old Motor Oil to Fertilize Your Lawn? Tyler Durden says so.
     
  16. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse Swollen Member

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    Fill tire with oil; place under vehicle; ignite. This fool-proof method helps dispose of five additional tires that could become future problems. :p
     
  17. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    And more oil that will just have to be disposed of in the future.
     
  18. StoneDog

    StoneDog Member

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    Anybody know where I can find a cheap "smudge pot"?

    I could hack up the tire and hide it in a few trash bags... :)
     
  19. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    used oil + kerosene + match = good medicine for fire ant mounds.
     
  20. vanguard

    vanguard New Member

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    some of you guys are just bad. :help: