I had a bunch of used oil scattered around, so I finally had a few minutes to take it and get rid of it yesterday. There were 3 Magnatec jugs, 4 Rotella Gas Truck jugs, and a Mobil 1 Truck & SUV jug, each grouped with their own kind, but each group was separated. I gathered the 8 jugs and took it to the closest O'Reilly. A sign on the door said their used oil tank was full. So I then went to the next closest place which was an AutoZone. They said they'd take up to 5 jugs, so he grabbed two and I grabbed 3 out of my trunk. We walked them to the back and he said to set them down and leave them, he'd pour them out later. I ran out of time and didn't go to the next closest store 15 minutes away. Today, I go to an O'Reilly in a neighboring city to dump the rest. He had me go to the back and pour them out myself, along with my bucket of used filters. I pour the last Magnatec jug out, then go to pour out the last 2 RGT jugs. The RGT jug was a bit difficult to open, and when I heard a "crack" I realized I made a mistake. Both RGT jugs were still sealed and unopened!
Then I became a bit sick to my stomach...there were 4 of those jugs . After a useless phone call to check if they didn't pour them yet or if they realized they weren't used oil, I had to accept that I just poured two good jugs down the drain or made an observant employee's day. On the bright side, I caught two of them. But I didn't catch the other two...
That's what I get for not being my usual self. Perfectly organized, everything in it's proper place, and calm & collected. My life the last two months has been like a racing event. Go go go, no time to think. It's taxing, both figuratively and now literally.
Lesson learned, pour the oil myself and always check the seals before pouring.
That's happening here in WA state with my airplane oil changes. It used to be, the car places didn't care. A year or two ago they stopped accepting used airplane oil, because airplanes run 100LL gas and the lead turns the used oil a nasty greenish grey color. The residual lead messes up the oil recycling process. Now I take the airplane oil to the city recycling facility and tell them it has traces of lead.Heck I thought your problem was the stores wouldn't take your oil.
Howard Stern said the same thing many years ago. I was on my way to a dr appointment for some minor surgery and got caught in traffic and had to reschedule. Wasn't happy about wasting an hour but my situation was much better than the guy that the EMTs were pulling out of the wreck as I drove past.If your problems can be fixed with money and you have the money, you have no problems. Go visit people in the nearest ICU ward; then thank God you can complain on BITOG. I've done dumber things myself, but I'm going to leave my skeletons in the closet.
My garbage company does curbside. They leave you milk jugs or you can use you own. Today they took 2 Kirkland 5 quart jugs; usually they want milk jugs.That's happening here in WA state with my airplane oil changes. It used to be, the car places didn't care. A year or two ago they stopped accepting used airplane oil, because airplanes run 100LL gas and the lead turns the used oil a nasty greenish grey color. The residual lead messes up the oil recycling process. Now I take the airplane oil to the city recycling facility and tell them it has traces of lead.
Just FYI, the auto places are more diligent about looking for contaminants in the oil.
$170?!? Yikes.Take heart in the fact that what was probably a $60 mistake is more like a $170 mistake in my part of the world..