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Dropping off used engine oil at auto-parts stores and signing logbook

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Annoyedgrunt, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    What's the deal with this? I went to the local O'Reillys (guess you could call it the No-Spin auto-parts store) to drop off some used engine oil. I change our vehicles' oil myself in the garage. They have this big container in the back that you dump the oil into. I've done this for years this way.

    Well, this last time, the guy at the counter wanted me to put my information into a logbook they had there. Name, address, how much oil, etc. I asked him what it was for, and he said it was a record that they have to keep now.

    Now, (cough, harrumph) during my haste to run my other errands, my info might have come across as just a bit illegible. That, and I think the pen may have been a bit faulty. :whistling:

    Anyway, what's the purpose of this log? Aren't there enough watch-lists out there?
     
  2. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Dont know. Seems to me they would want as much of it as they could get, beings they get paid for it. My dealership for example buys its oil in bulk, so I pay right at 1 dollar a quart. I sell my waste oil at 1 dollar a gallon. I can do a five quart oil change with an AC Delco filter and only have $5.20 in supplies. It makes it easy to sell cheap oil change specials.
     

  3. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    My local Advance auto has been doing that for years. I never signed anything, but you're supposed to. I just always dumped my oil and left.
     
  4. tarpleyg

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    Sounds like anothe silly corporate "policy" to me. Find another auto parts store. I walk right into our Auto Zone and nod hello and proceed to the back of the store. Nary a glance usually.
     
  5. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Do you think this logbook is corporate policy, then, and not something at the behest of the government/EPA?
     
  6. JW1178

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    Here in GA, it's been done for a long time now. I worked at advanced auto parts. Every couple months, Secret Service Agents would come in and confiscate the book and record names. Using messy handwriting they would take special interest into and investigate and those they found that did not put in the exact correct information, well, we never saw them again.












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  7. tarpleyg

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    There is probably some lawyering involved. Doubt it's the gooberment but hell, you never know these days.
     
  8. devildog2067

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    Leave it in front of the door, let them find it when they open the store in the morning.
     
  9. Batesmotel

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    People have used oil drop offs as a way to dispose of toxic chemical waste. We had to padlock the tank at our gas station. We had a couple of jugs left at night that were defiantly not used oil. I bet this is the cause. Someone dropped off something bad now the company wants a record.
     
  10. Batesmotel

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    Don't get caught. Technically that is a federal crime. Improper dumping of a toxic substance.
     
  11. Hurricanes

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    Never had to sign anything at my local Advance Auto. Then again, who knows if I'm supposed to, and nobody is telling me to.
    -Joel
     
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    Just write the address of the store location and be done with it.
     
  13. mrmedina

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    A couple years back this started here, I asked AutoZone the same question.

    A) Oil must come from city limits residents only, the book is for proof to EPA/City environment department.

    B) The sad part, I like the this service to get rid of oil motor oil. But AutoZone at least has to pay tax or fee just having a oil collection station.
    So the government forces you to be a collection station and o'bye the way you have to pay us anyway.
     
  14. schild

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    My local O'Reilly's has had the book for several years, also want to know the brand of oil.
     
  15. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I always scribble something like One Hung Low or some other silly name.
     
  16. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Does the government force them to take the money for the used oil too?
     
  17. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Our town highway garage takes residents used motor oil for free, they use it for heating the building. They do have a log book to fill out just your name, address, but I just dump and run.
     
  18. Rick C

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    Interesting.:rofl:
     
  19. GenX

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    For those of you that do not live in a warm climate, find a garage that uses an oil burner to heat their shop. They will gladly take it and probably wont ask for your John Hancock.
     
  20. Diesel_Bomber

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    Around here, the local dump will take used oil for free. No signing anything, just dump it in the sump.

    I have a filtering rig in my garage, I filter the oil to finer than two microns and then mix it into my fuel for my truck. Only a few gallons per tank during the winter, and up to 25% or so in the summer.
     
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