Earth911 Quiz #53: Recycle Motor Oil the Right Way

Everyday recycling takes a little extra time — and will until the companies that make what we buy integrate recycling into their product life cycles. So, it’s important to keep simple steps in mind. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll find the keys to recycling automotive oil, oil containers, and oil filters, a vast source of landfill materials and toxic waste annually. Are you thinking about motor oil sustainably?

Earth911 Quiz #53: Recycle Motor Oil the Right Way

Everyday recycling takes a little extra time — and will until the companies that make what we buy integrate recycling into their product life cycles — so it is important to keep simple steps in mind. In this Earth911 Quiz, you’ll find the keys to recycling automotive oil, oil containers, and oil filters, a vast source of landfill materials and toxic waste annually. Are you thinking about motor oil sustainably?

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Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes that test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products, and dispose of unwanted items.

How is motor oil recycled?

When your send your motor oil for recycling, what happens to it?

Are motor oil containers recyclable?

Are the bottles in which motor oil is sold recyclable?

What is the most valuable recyclable material in oil filters?

The oil filter that screws into the bottom of an automobile engine can be recycled, too. What is the most valuable recyclable material in oil filters?

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Is motor oil a hazardous material?

When recycling motor oil, should it be handled as a hazardous waste?

Besides local hazardous waste facilities, where can motor oil be recycled?

You may not want to head down to the local hazardous waste facility with your used oil. What other locations provide oil recycling services?

 

If this quiz raises questions or presents ideas you’d like to talk about, start a conversation with the community in the Earth911.com Forum.

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Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

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