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1 OIL CHANGE CAN RUIN 1 MILLION GALLONS OF FRESH WATER

Do you, or someone you know, change the oil in your car at home? You can re-use it as lubricant for other equipment or bring it in to be properly disposed of. The E.P.A. states that oil from 1 oil change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water! This is why proper handling and disposal are so important.

In 2018, Household Hazardous Waste disposal will be available at the Transfer Station every Wednesday, from 9 am to 1 pm, from April through September. The cost to dispose of material through this program is $1 per pound. Do not transport hazardous waste in the same part of your vehicle with your children or pets. Place materials in the trunk or in the rear of your vehicle. Place a piece of plastic or some type of protective barrier down before loading materials into your vehicle for easier cleanup in case of a spill. Make sure you have your used oil in a secure container (garbage bags will not be permitted to be off-loaded from customer’s vehicles).



Posted in the Other category on Apr 02, 2018 By: Jonathan Gillis