How to Recycle Motor Oil Containers

Changing the motor oil in your car will help it perform and function at its peak, but you may have some excess oil left over that you don’t want to discard in the garbage. If you may be looking for ways that you can make a difference in the environment, you should think about recycling your motor oil and the containers so that you can ensure that these goods go back into circulation so that they can be reused again in the future.

  • MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS WITH A “1” OR “2” RECYCLE SYMBOL CAN BE RECYCLED IN YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLE BIN

 

Finding a Recycling Center that Accepts Motor Oil Containers

Once you change your oil, the plastic container that still has a bit of oil left in it will be left over. So what do you do with it? The best thing to do with it is to recycle it. You may be able to discard it with normal recyclables, but if that is not an option, there are other ways that you can recycle motor oil containers. Once you are ready to recycle the container, you should contact a local recycling agency to see what their policy is on recycling the plastic oil container. They may have a specific procedure that they want you to follow in order to recycle the container, or they may have a separate bin altogether that is designed for recycling motor oil containers.

Before you recycle your motor oil containers, you should make sure to clean them out as thoroughly as possible by rinsing out the contents with mild soap and water. You should also wipe off the outside and remove any excess oil if possible. This will ensure that the containers are suitable for the recycling bin. A local auto parts center may also be interested in taking your motor oil containers, so make sure to contact them as well if you cannot dispose of the containers at a local center.