Used Oil our centers will accept:
- Motor and Gear oils
- Transmission fluid
Used Oil we cannot accept:
- Brake fluid
- Cooking Oil
Illegal Disposal Practices:
- Pouring used oil down a drain or storm sewer
- Tossing used oil on your driveway, street or ground
- Disposing of oil in lakes, streams and wetlands
- Spreading oil to suppress dust or kill weeds
- Burning oil outdoors
Just one gallon of used oil can contaminate 1,000,000 gallons of water
The Law The TN Used Oil Collection Act of 1993, enacted to prevent
the mismanagement of used oil, Make it unlawful (except under strictly specified
conditions of a valid permit) for any person to discharge used oil where it may
harm the environment. Violation of the laws is a Class C Misdemeanor (T>C>A>68-211-1016).
REMEMBER Oil drained from your car is a valuable resource when
properly recycled. Recycling used oil can conserve our nation’s natural resources.
Used oil can be re-fined and purified into high quality motor oil. Recycling used
oil can save consumers money. Improper disposal of used oil can contaminate
the soil as well as surface and ground water.
When Used Oil is Recycled It Recovers a Valuable Resource Used
oil can be collected and refined. Refined oil is as good, or even better, a lubricant
than new oil. Out of a 42-gallon barrel of crude oil, you can get only 2 ½ quarts
of motor oil. It takes only one gallon of used motor oil to get the same 2-½ quarts.
Where Can I Take My Used Motor Oil?
Standifer Gap Recycling Center
Highway 58 Recycling
These are only a few of the places that accept used oil. Please check the Yellow
Pages for other locations. Call for days and hours of operation for the above businesses.