Disposal of old engine oil

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Disposal of old engine oil

Postby TorreDelAguila » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:15 pm

Just a reminder to anyone who does their own oil changes on a car...
Policy in Andalucia is for Punto Limpia only to accept used oil in 5-litre (max) containers, and no more than five of these at any one time.
Just tripped up over this by arriving at the Velez-Malaga PL with several 20-litre containers of it (which they did accept as a one-off).
This has been policy for some time; I just forgot it.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby costakid » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:44 pm

Thats why people fly tip. Cant believe tips turn people away when they are trying to do the right thing.

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby peteroldracer » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:56 pm

If you have that much old oil they are probably right to assume it is commercial waste.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby dxf » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:59 pm

Hola

Can't old oil be burnt to heat the workshop?

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby TorreDelAguila » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:14 am

peteroldracer wrote:If you have that much old oil they are probably right to assume it is commercial waste.
Or wrong, in my case.
I made use of the plethora of abandoned 20-litre (agrochemical) containers which litter the campo, and avoided some trips to the PL by using larger containers.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:52 pm

I used to mix my old engine oil with the new type of creosote. It makes a great preservative for wooden pots and fence panels

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:02 am

Now simply using surplus 5-litre containers instead.

In the UK, where fly-tipping is now costing local authorities and others a fortune, an answer must be to return to the system where local authority disposal points/depots accepted all waste (domestic and trade) free-of-charge, which was common in the '60s. The fly-tipped waste will need to end up there anyway, or being processed by the local authority, so they may as well accept it at the depots, free, in the first place. It could then be decently recycled.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:18 am

Good point chris

I don't understand the mentality of people.

We have a council tip a couple of miles from us which accepts more or less every thing foc.

Yet we still get normal household stuff dumped regularly.

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby TorreDelAguila » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:36 am

Probably the villains' vehicles are without x, y and z . . . :problem:
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby qe2ex » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:50 am

Is there an easy place to find old/empty oil containers, for storing the old oil before taking it to the "Punto Limpia"?

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby peteroldracer » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:54 pm

Buy your olive oil and/or vegetable oil in 5litre bottles, then don't throw them away? We buy our Solan de Cabra drinking water in 5 litre size and refill bottles to go in the fridge - ideal for aircon drainage collectors or old engine oil.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby qe2ex » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:03 pm

You use a lot of oil, eh? A 5l bottle would last me several years.

But thanks, if they are not strict about what containers the oil has to be in, I can hopefully find some of the big 5/6l water bottles, or buy as a last resort.

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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:48 pm

I change the oil in both our cars every 6 months or so, wether they need it or not. I used to use a 20L oil drum, but now I use water bottles etc and drop it off when I´m passing.
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby Enrique » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:11 pm

Hi spanish_lad,

Who takes your old Engine oil filters :?:
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:17 pm

i normally stick them in a "freezer bag" tie it up, and put it in the pile of them at the punto limpio next to the oil container?
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Re: Disposal of old engine oil

Postby Enrique » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:36 pm

Thanks for that info, up until now I've used a local garage for oil and filter disposal but they have closed down.
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