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  • brakes
    Member

    I’ve just serviced my forks and have a load of dirty oil to get rid of, is there a responsible way that I can dispose of oil that doesn’t involve finding a local recycling plant that will take it?

    Taff
    Member

    your local amenity site will have the necessary stuff there and it will be free to dispose of it

    brakes
    Member

    what if it was miles away and I couldn’t get there?

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Try your local garage, they may be willing to chuck it in with their used vehicle oil (which gets disposed at the local civic waste site or by a specialist).
    Best bet is to call the council, they’ll be able to tell you where your nearest official place is.

    brakes
    Member

    the reason I ask is that if you don’t have a car, you aren’t allowed to use my local recycling centre – no pedestrians/ bicycles allowed 🙄

    poly
    Member

    the reason I ask is that if you don’t have a car, you aren’t allowed to use my local recycling centre – no pedestrians/ bicycles allowed [:roll:]

    I would be seriously tempted to put it in a carefully packaged well sealed container and send it to the “Head of Waste Facilities” at your local council then with an (anonymous) note explaining that since access to the site is car only you can’t use it.

    mix it with some white spirits or similar (this will thin it out slightly) and then pour it down the drain. Problem solved

    thomthumb
    Member

    go with poly’s suggestion

    brakes
    Member

    that’s not a bad idea poly, though I fear I may be shot under the anti-terrorism act

    davidtaylforth – how would that sit environmentally?

    poly
    Member

    For the amount of oil you are talking about you aren’t going to cause an environmental disaster putting it down the drain (I wouldn’t bother with white spirit) lots of hot water, a good dose of fairy liquid and it will be washed away in no time. Similarly you could seal in it a bottle and stick it in your wheely bin – compared to all the other crap going into landfill a litre or two of oil isn’t going to be that bad… …the problem with these approaches is if everyone did it.

    thepodge
    Member

    just anonymously drop it off outside your closest car garage. they have to have a disposal system.

    much better than putting it down a drain. MUCH BETTER

    Junkyard
    Member

    davidtaylforth – Member
    mix it with some white spirits or similar (this will thin it out slightly) and then pour it down the drain. Problem solved

    Very far from problem solved David very far indeed.

    There are approximately 200,000
    sewer blockages throughout the UK every
    year of which up to 75% are caused by fat, oil
    and grease. Clearing these blockages costs
    millions of pounds a year which is reflected in
    customer’s bills.
    Water Industry Act 1991
    It is a criminal offence under section 111 of the
    Water Industry Act 1991 to discharge into the
    public sewers any matter which may interfere
    with the free flow of wastewater

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