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Old 09-24-2013, 10:13 PM   #16
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I've got ~ 8 or 10 gallons of water-contaminated transmission/hydraulic oil from an old tractor, 80w90 stuff, to dispose of. sigh. looks like a cappucino.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
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I've got ~ 8 or 10 gallons of water-contaminated transmission/hydraulic oil from an old tractor, 80w90 stuff, to dispose of. sigh. looks like a cappucino.
If you let it sit without disturbing it it will separate. Most recyclers understand a certain amount of water contamination and account for it.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #18
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Do you know of documentation on that? There's an auto-zone near me that rejects my oil on a regular basis because of contaminates. There's another place that never rejects it but the auto-zone is closer.
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Used_Oil.cfm

http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/InformationRe...enerators1.pdf <- likely the most useful bit. Remember this is likely one of the most litigious subjects in the US the regs are confusing and lengthy. Good luck.

http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswast...e_01-10-06.pdf

There is some guidance ...
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:12 AM   #19
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This is great information for DIYers.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:53 PM   #20
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In Redwood City you can put oil in a "clear jug" and filters in a bag and leave on top of your recycle bin. What bothers me is that Recology wants me to use a clear jug instead of recycling the old oil quart plastic bottles. I don't have clear jugs; we don't drink milk or 2 liters of soda. WTF?
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:15 PM   #21
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Don't want to dilute this thread, but how 'bout some help on recycling used motorcycle tires? I'm finding it harder and harder to find a place to do this. I have been taking them to my local America's Tire but today it was explained to me that legally they're only supposed to deal with tires they sell...but they did take my two dirt bike tires.

I believe Contra Costa Transfer Station will accept them for a fee--any idea how much?

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Old 03-22-2014, 05:58 PM   #22
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Don't want to dilute this thread, but how 'bout some help on recycling used motorcycle tires? I'm finding it harder and harder to find a place to do this. I have been taking them to my local America's Tire but today it was explained to me that legally they're only supposed to deal with tires they sell...but they did take my two dirt bike tires.

I believe Contra Costa Transfer Station will accept them for a fee--any idea how much?

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MotoShop in South San Francisco (and soon moving to San Francisco) has oil, oil filter, and tire recycling. However, I do think they charge a nominal fee for tire disposal.

The bonus is that MotoShop is a DIY shop, so you can do your oil change there (they also sell oil and filters). They also have a NoMar tire machine and a balancer for tire changes.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #23
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MotoShop in South San Francisco (and soon moving to San Francisco) has oil, oil filter, and tire recycling. However, I do think they charge a nominal fee for tire disposal.

The bonus is that MotoShop is a DIY shop, so you can do your oil change there (they also sell oil and filters). They also have a NoMar tire machine and a balancer for tire changes.
That's an interesting concept. Is it common? I can see it being popular enlarge, expensive cities where real estate is expensive and people live in shoe boxes.

Do they provide the tools? Is there "person of knowledge" on staff to assist and/or give direction for more complex repairs?
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:50 PM   #24
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That's an interesting concept. Is it common? I can see it being popular enlarge, expensive cities where real estate is expensive and people live in shoe boxes.

Do they provide the tools? Is there "person of knowledge" on staff to assist and/or give direction for more complex repairs?

Yes, they have all the tools you need. The owners are both good with wrenches and you can also pay to have an experienced mechanic supervise you. I have done everything from oil changes to adjusting the valves on my monster at Moto Shop.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:25 PM   #25
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Yes, they have all the tools you need. The owners are both good with wrenches and you can also pay to have an experienced mechanic supervise you. I have done everything from oil changes to adjusting the valves on my monster at Moto Shop.
They also hold classes. They have lifts, tire machines, parts washers, etc. They have relocated to San Francisco (540 De Haro) since my last post. There is no charge to go hang out and look around. They're open Wed - Fri noon-10pm and Sat /Sun 10-7.
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In Redwood City you can put oil in a "clear jug" and filters in a bag and leave on top of your recycle bin. What bothers me is that Recology wants me to use a clear jug instead of recycling the old oil quart plastic bottles. I don't have clear jugs; we don't drink milk or 2 liters of soda. WTF?
I use a 5 gallon clear plastic jug that had previously contained canola oil. If you ask a restaurant or two I'm sure that they can provide you with the same. I take my used oil to an O'Reilly's that is close by. Also one of the close by quick oil change places will readily take my used oil.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:57 AM   #27
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Yup, Moto Shop is great--and quite popular. Easy to recycle oil and filters there. I'd love to have more options for recycling tires without paying for it...but so far my local dump and local shops have to pay to dispose of tires, so we as consumers do, too. My local dump in Oakland charges $3/tire.

It's something I'm happy to keep working on, though.

As for the clear plastic gallon milk jugs: they are not my fave either, but the trucks they use to transport oil are built with racks that fit precisely that size. Other recycled oil bottles don't fit and fall off the racks (or won't go in at all), and so make a mess for the hauler.
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