Categories for Motor Oil Recycling

What Happens to Recycled Motor Oil?

July 28, 2020

Many people and businesses send motor oil out for recycling to get it off their premises. There are hazardous waste issues they likely don’t want to deal with, and it’s easier to offload the oil to someone who knows what they’re doing. Motor oil recycling also creates new products without expending extra fossil fuel resources. Here are five uses for recycled oil in New Orleans, LA: Industrial burner oil: Before oil is used for industrial purposes, it must be dewatered, filtered and demineralized. These recycling steps remove solids and inorganic material so it burns cleaner once it arrives at an... View Article

How to Collect Motor Oil for Recycling

December 30, 2019

Disposing of recycled motor oil in New Orleans, LA can be trickier than you think. This must be done according to local and federal regulations. It’s important to follow the right procedure to keep your facility safe and in compliance with applicable standards. So, what is the best method for collecting motor oil for recycling? Use the following tips. Step 1: Drain it Figure out how much oil you will be draining from a vehicle. Then, choose a pan that offers twice this volume. Always drain the oil when the engine is warm, but keep in mind that the liquid... View Article

Does Used Motor Oil Cause Pollution?

October 29, 2019

It seems that everyone is talking about the environment, pollution and “going green” these days. There are a lot of ways we can protect our environment by reducing the harmful impact of some of our everyday practices. Often, at the center of discussions about pollution, you will find motor oil as a main topic. Our economy in Louisiana relies heavily on oil and its byproducts, just like other local economies across the country. While we may not be able to all agree on the level of impact oil has on our world, we can all agree that it does have... View Article

Tips to Enjoy the Benefits of Proper Motor Oil Disposal in New Orleans, LA

October 3, 2019

Changing your own oil can help you save some money, and it can also be a rather fulfilling task for people with an interest in vehicles. Of course, once you’ve completed the oil change, it’s important you know what exactly to do with the oil you’re no longer going to be using. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about proper motor oil disposal in New Orleans, LA: Put it in a proper container: You’ll need to have a container that can safely catch the used motor oil when you remove it. You’re going to want to catch... View Article

Take Advantage of Recycling Motor Oil

July 31, 2019

If you change your car’s oil yourself, or have a business that involves changing the oil in one or more vehicles, you should already know that there are laws about how oil can be disposed of. Oil is a contaminant and an environmental hazard, if disposed of improperly. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the oil from a single oil change is enough to contaminate as much as 1 million gallons of water. Chances are you’ve already been disposing of your oil in a suitable manner, but what if you could do more than simply “dispose”... View Article

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