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Disposal of waste coolant, oil or petrol

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How do you dispose of waste oil, coolant or petrol?

In a hole in the ground
0
No votes
On the ground
1
9%
At the council waste depot
9
82%
Down the WC or sink
0
No votes
Pour it into the road gutter
0
No votes
Drink it
0
No votes
Other method (describe below)
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

NickDeAth
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Location: South Essex

Re: Disposal of waste coolant, oil or petrol

Post by NickDeAth » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:47 pm

I am fortunate to work in a workshop that has proper waste oil etc disposal facilities. My governors probably wouldn't like it if they knew, it costs a fortune to dispose of hazardous waste these days and all these fluids are considered hazardous.

Nick
"Nick - do you think you will ever put that old car back together again?"

Chris_R
Posts: 461
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:48 pm
Location: Twickenham

Re: Disposal of waste coolant, oil or petrol

Post by Chris_R » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:58 pm

One of my cars is a Land Rover. I don't have any waste coolant or oil to dispose of. It continuously drips it along the road and I continuously refill it at the top to make up for the loss thus creating a permanent renewing effect in the engine. Problem solved! :lol: :lol: :lol:


P.S. I am just joking of course. It goes into old oil cans and recycled at the local recycling centre.

New Dexter
Posts: 391
Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:41 am

Re: Disposal of waste coolant, oil or petrol

Post by New Dexter » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:59 pm

Many years ago Adrian Hanwell suggested a good method for treating wooden fence posts. A mixture of creosote, old engine oil and he might have suggested some white spirit too. Fill an old dustbin or similarly deep container with as much as possible and stand the posts in this mixture for as long as possible. Another trick was to drill a hole diagonally down into the post above the ground level. Take an old washing up bottle, fit the nose end with a length of hose, insert that into the hole and tie the bottle to the post with cable ties or string. Cut the bottom off the bottle, fill with the same liquid, cover with cling film and fix with an elastic band. Gosh the things one posts on a car forum....

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