recycling different types of oil

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Bismarck, ND
I store my old oil in a 10 gallon container and take it to the local landfill to recycle when full. My question is that the landfill takes used motor oil. Is it ok to to mix: 1. Transmission fluid 2. Power steering fluid 3. Brake fluid in the same container to recycle?
 
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Iowa
Around here, they'd prefer you leave out anything other than engine oil... most of the oil reclamation drops have signage stating something to the effect of: Please don't bring in motor oil mixed with large amounts of, p.s., tranny and brake fluid.
 

Kestas

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It depends on what is done with the oil. I take mine to the Valvoline oil change places. (I take my hat off to Valvoline for providing this community service). [Patriot] In talking with them they say it's okay to mix transmission fluid with the oil. What they DON'T want is volatiles and other lubricants in the mix. They say it presents a dangerous situation at the facility where I imagine they rework the fluid. So I guess it's a good idea to present only used oil for recycling unless you know what you're doing and you know the recycler's policy.
 
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michigan
advance auto also accepts used oil, but all i've ever taken is motor oil. tractor supply company (TSC) also takes used oil. [Happy] (i just put this little fella in cause he's so cute!)
 

Al

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Elizabethtown, Pa
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Originally posted by tweeker43: advance auto also accepts used oil, but all i've ever taken is motor oil. tractor supply company (TSC) also takes used oil. [Happy] (i just put this little fella in cause he's so cute!)
They won't take ATF oil. However they take mine bc I mix it with the motor oil. There is no earthly reason why they shouldn't take it except for the fact that by just specifying moror oil they eliminate other things (maybe [Roll Eyes] ) that folks may dump in with it.
 
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Columbus Ohio
Our mechanic shop at work keeps a 1000 gallon container for used oil. According to the recycler....PS fluid, tranny fluid, hydraulic fluid and oil are all fine. They don't want any glycol fluids though (antifreeze, brake fluid).
 
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NY
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dumped it in the crick cause the recyclers wouldn't take it
Now That's just plain STUPID [Mad] I hope you where joking [Bang Head]
 
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CA
No kidding. Mobil could have used that crap mixture for making new M1.
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Originally posted by BIGJ552000:
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dumped it in the crick cause the recyclers wouldn't take it
Now That's just plain STUPID [Mad] I hope you where joking [Bang Head]

 
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