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    1963 used engine oil disposal article - photo

    Popular Science article on how to properly dispose used engine oil.




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    Not sure about engine oil, but diesel is - unfortunely - highly biodegradable...

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    I remember having neighbours in the 60's that did that...

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    Not a good idea in 1963. Still not a good idea in 2021.

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    That is funny
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    Seems like good advice.

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    My dad would slosh it on the gravel drive way to the house. I don't remember everything from my childhood but I do not recall any disposal/recycling centers. I am sure vehicle repair shops at that time had means of disposal but my dad would not bother.

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    Any ideas on how to repurpose used oil?

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    Used motor can and is recycled for various uses...

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    I've poured many a quart of recycled oil through my pickup years ago.

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