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Old 09-01-2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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Houston Oil Reclaimation Stations - Where Are They And What Is The Process?

I know this has been asked in the past, but I couldn't find it. Maybe this topic should be stickied, yes?

Wal-Mart will take it. They want you to log it in, dump it into a container, and then take your container home with you.

Who else?
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Jersey Village has an oil recycling "bin" in the parking lot at city hall. No forms, no taking home unwanted oil containers, and no dumping into a container. Open the lid, place your container inside and drive away.
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Vatozone/Advance Auto parts. Go into the back, dump your oil, then throw your container away in the trash can to your right.
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I always go to an auto parts place like Advance, I say I got oil and they usually point me to the back where they have a big container to dump into. Use the paper towels back there to clean the tips of my container and walk out with empty containers ready for my next oil change. Now when I walk in, I just walk straight to the back since I know where it is.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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League City has a center, unmanned. You dump your oil, leave your filters and can throw your plastic jug in the plastic recycle bin also.

http://www.leaguecity.com/facilities...e=detail&RID=9
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Vatozone/Advance Auto parts. Go into the back, dump your oil, then throw your container away in the trash can to your right.
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I always go to an auto parts place like Advance, I say I got oil and they usually point me to the back where they have a big container to dump into. Use the paper towels back there to clean the tips of my container and walk out with empty containers ready for my next oil change. Now when I walk in, I just walk straight to the back since I know where it is.
i always ask before going to the back. local vatozone jsut told me to leave my jug of oil at the end of the counter. guess they ahve folks stealing from the back.
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hmmm, good thread! Ive got like, 10 gallons of oil and 2 gallons of coolant to dispose of!
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I just take my oil to any oil change business.
They always take it.
, I've even did the one @ Mister Car Wash before.
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hmmm, good thread! Ive got like, 10 gallons of oil and 2 gallons of coolant to dispose of!
I have a dump tank here at work, bring it by.
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if i had a diesel vehicle, i'd just mix it with some fuel and run it through my engine.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:47 AM   #11
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There is a dump station on old broadway in la porte right in front of howards hardware.
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Honestly most auto shops should take it no problem. Most get paid for the used oil.
Our oil service is free but they leave barrels for the filters and don't charge us to pick up the filters and coolant also. If you get paid for your oil generaly you have to pay for the filters and coolant so it's a zero sum gain.
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Every auto parts store I've been into in Houston will take used oil. Most just let you drop off your containers at the end of the counter, and walk out. A few ask you to sign a form.
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I take it to O'Reilly's as well, and usually try to pick up some goodies while I'm there.
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I put used oil in the gallon-sized containers that I buy it in. These are placed in my green colored City of Houston recycle bin containers for pickup every other week.

if i have too much oil (my f250 uses a lot), i will take it to Autozone and dump it off there. They don't ask me to fill out a form...in fact, they don't ask me or say anything to me...not even a "Hi! Welcome to Autozone!" greeting.
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You can also drop off any kind of battery in the same area.



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At AutoZone, we're dedicated to protecting the environment by providing drivers with a safe and easy way to dispose of used oil and batteries. Every AutoZone store accepts used batteries for recycling and 95% of our stores accept used motor oil. See your closest AutoZone store for details. Last year, AutoZone recycled more than 8 million batteries and 9.5 million gallons of oil. That's more than any other retailer in America. Get in the Zone and recycle today.
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Off topic: who takes coolant? I have several gallons needing to be removed from my garage.
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Off topic: who takes coolant? I have several gallons needing to be removed from my garage.
I'm gonna be real honest, I put any kind of fluid in that receptacle. I'm not even sure if thats ok or not, but I don't really care. Oil, tranny fluid, coolant etc. all fit in there.
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Oil, tranny fluid, and brake fluid are acceptable. Coolant is not.
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