My genuine question is how do you get it back in the back to recycle?
Isn't a boxed motor oil worse for the environment? Pretty sure the bag is not recyclable as opposed to a plastic jug which is recyclable.
I have one under the porch for the mower, volatile Winter gas leftover in the late spring. I caught it before it blew. The jug was round. The most moronic idea ever put into practice.Over the summer a friend of mine got sprayed in the face by one of those. Went to gas up his chainsaw. The gascan was sitting in the hot jeep all day. Hit the button to open the valve and it sprayed out bigtime!
All it takes is a Wallyworld employee to slightly nick one of these with a box cutter when they unwrap and stack. At first the container will look okay for a few days - but that pinhole will weep, weep, weep.
And here where I live, they will take plastic quarts, jugs, etc. empty or not - (Refilled with used oil) for "Recycling". They just drain any excess oil from the containers and then send the plastic scrap to the landfill. Paper, cardboard and plastics are considered contaminated after any petroleum exposure and will not be recycled. If not dropped into a landfill to rot, it''s incinerated for us to recycle ourselves as we breathe or drink well water.
You have solid logic but as a security measure Id put the box in a grocery bag. You never know. Just like using your favorite motor oil instead of some other brand it just helps you sleep at night.Meh, it is a data point of one.
I have three of these sitting on my stash shelf since 1/19. I will admit the thought of a leak crossed my mind, nothing I am going to worry about unless I see this trending much more than one thread here about it.