As more and more families try to cut costs, more and more families are handling car maintenance at home as opposed to dropping by a local maintenance shop. The most common task is changing your car’s oil, but… what do YOU do with your used motor oil?
You may have tried to store it in a container and slip it into your trash, unnoticed, but did you know:
A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water!!!
A bit of a disturbing fact! The next time that temptation strikes, think twice and instead store your used motor oil in a safely sealed container and drop it at a local facility. Most auto stores and repair shops will accept it, free of charge. And if you need help in locating a facility, simply check out Earth911.com and enter “motor oil” and your zip code.
I assure you, you will have plenty of choices and our fresh water supply won’t take the harmful impact!