Recycling Made Easy
Americans purchase more than 640 million gallons of motor oil per year. So what happens to that oil after it is used, drained and replaced? Unfortunately, 40 percent of all used oil is dumped into the sewer or on the ground and another 21 percent is thrown out with the trash. These methods of disposal eventually lead to the used oil seeping through the ground and entering into our water supplies and waterways.
O’Reilly Auto Parts is helping the environment by recycling millions of gallons of used motor oil, and you can do your part by contacting your local O’Reilly store to find a collection site near you. In 2010, Safety-Kleen collected 6.3 million gallons of used oil from O’Reilly Auto Parts stores; preventing 48,989 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, 100% of every dry-gallon of used oil collected is returned to a full and useful life as a re-refined oil, industrial fuel, asphalt extender or supplemental fuel in cement kilns.
Correctly dispose of your used motor oil at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Find your local store here.