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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
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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meh, just burn it. :flame:
 

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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....
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
autoshops charge for disposing of used tires.....
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.
 

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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.
 

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twdant said:
meh, just burn it. :flame:
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.
 

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

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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...)
 

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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.
 

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

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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
 

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Mrs_Esterhouse said:
Fill tire with oil; place under vehicle; ignite. This fool-proof method helps dispose of five additional tires that could become future problems. :p
And more oil that will just have to be disposed of in the future.
 
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