Dispose of used fluids in Ontario

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  1. PawnBoy

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    One of the things that's always keeping me from doing my own car/bike maintenance is not knowing how/where to dispose of used oil/coolant/brake fluid. Where do you dispose of this stuff properly? I've heard that car/bike shops are supposed to take any fluid you bring them and dispose of it properly, but I'm never sure if this is a US only thing or if it works in Canada/Ontario. In the past I've just taken my used motor oil to my parent's farm next time I'm there, where it gets added to a tank for use as chain lube, but the last time I tried that the pail got knocked over in the garage before we got rid of it, the wife was not pleased. This also doesn't work for brake fluid or coolant however, and my wife doesn't want me storing oil in the garage anymore.

    Anybody know?
     
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    I'm not being a smartass, but why don't you just call around a bit? I'd start with the places like Canadian Tire, and other large auto parts stores and go from there.

    My experience is that a lot of info I get from the ol' interweb is not 100% reliable. :witless:
     
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    Here in Oroange County the city of Huntington Beach has a hazardous disposal facility and is free for residents of the county to dispose of all hazardous waste, oil, brake fluid, coolant and even stuff like batteries. You might call your city hall or check their website to see if they offer any such place. I even found a place that will take used tires ($2/each) so now I don't even worry about doing my own maintenance.

    As far as auto parts stores, the larger chain stores here in So. Cal., Pep Boys, Auto Zone, O'Reilly will take in used motor oil. Not sure about other hazardous waste like coolant and brake fluid or if it's at all store locations.
     
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    Canadian Tire and Walmart take used fluids.
     
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    In BC Canadian Tire readily takes it. You pay an environmental fee so someone has to take it. Another option. If you buy your oil from a shop that does oil changes, I would demand they allow you to dump in their spent oil tank. Or buy your oil where they will allow this.
     
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    Great idea, Randy.

    You can also find businesses that recycle oil ... some of them will take the oil for free since they're going to clean / refine it for other uses.
     
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    I have 120 liters sitting here at the moment wanting to get rid of it. I have found a bloke with an oil fired paddel steamer who says he will take it. Has a reputation for being a dirty steamer though
     
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    I take it all to the dump in Waterloo. They have a place there where they take all of this stuff at no cost. Take note that they prefer you bring it in the correct container, i.e. brake fluid in a brake fluid container. They also have a limit on the number of liters of oil but I just save it up and take it once or twice a year. I have a three car fleet and change my own oil in all plus the bike so it adds up pretty quick. Damn women drive everywhere! They will take the oil filters as well.
     
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    Thanks guys, good info.
     
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    Put it in your neighbors pool.
    Dig a hole and dump it.
    Pour it down the street drain/sewer.
    When you are done, celebrate with a bonfire made of Styrofoam plates, plastic bags, and tires.
     
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    I second Safety Clean. Used them too.
     
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    I take mine to the city of Guelph recycling depot / garbage dump. No charge for the service, they also take old cans of paint too.
     
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    City of Ottawa has a great recycling database on their site. Enter the item and it tells you where to recycle it. for example I can take used oil to any of the following:

    511 Gloucester Costco 1900 Cyrville Road 613-748-9966
    Active Green + Ross Service Centre 1670 Bank Street 613-731-0409
    Active Green + Ross Service Centre 2165 Carling Avenue 613-729-5432
    Add-Vance Service Centre 36 Capital Drive 613-226-3162
    Al Heron Sales and Service 2701 Bank Street 613-521-3246
    Allright Automotive Repair Inc. 2013 St. Laurent Boulevard 613-731-4929
    Angelo Lorelli Service Centre 779 Gladstone Avenue 613-236-5236
    Auto Reb-Ex Service Centre 320 McRae Avenue 613-729-1252
    Automark Service 1543 Michael Street 613-741-7285
    Autovation Inc. 11 Sweetnam Drive 613-831-8714
    Avenue Tire Depot 1346 Avenue L 613-741-8473
    B&N Transmission Inc. 1086 Gladstone Avenue 613-729-6000
    B.S.A.C. 6547 Bank Street 613-822-7096
    Bank Street Mazda 2575 Bank Street 613-739-3088
    Barrhaven Auto Centre 890 Greenbank Road 613-825-1831
    Beaver Auto Centre 2555 Blackwell Street 613-749-4848
    Beaverbrook Service Centre 1 Beaverbrook Road 613-592-2529
    Beechwood Auto Service 188 Beechwood Avenue 613-749-6773
    Bob & Lynn's Service Centre 5928 Perth Street 613-838-2014
    Bogdan's Auto Service 1807 St. Joseph Boulevard 613-841-2039
    Booth Street Auto Service 297 Booth Street 613-233-4767
    Boss Auto Repair 3190 Swansea Crescent 613-738-9568
    Bourk's Complete Car Care 4009 Carling Avenue 613-599-5232
    Bourk's Complete Car Care 24 Hamilton Avenue 613-728-4646
    Bruce's Auto & Equipment Repairs 15 Sweetnam Drive 613-836-6511
    Camco Acura 1475 Carling Avenue 613-728-8888
    Campbell Ford Sales 1500 Carling Avenue 613-725-3611
    Canadian Tire 1820 Merivale Road 613-224-9330
    Canadian Tire 2010 Ogilvie Road 613-748-1117
    Canadian Tire 8181 Campeau Drive 613-599-5105
    Canadian Tire 2135 Robertson Road 613-829-9580
    Canadian Tire 3910 Innes Road 613-830-7000
    Canadian Tire 330 Coventry Road 613-746-4303
    Car-O-Practor 5949 Ottawa Street 613-838-2184
    Charlie's Auto Service 1501 Sieveright Avenue 613-736-0013
    Clarmo Auto Repair 7893 Victoria Street 613-821-2286
    Colonial Automotive 3300 Rideau Road 613-822-3445
    Commercial Tire - Auto Service 3150 Rideau Road 613-744-1100
    Commercial Tire - Auto Service 1720 Bank Street 613-731-3700
    Danny Dear Service Centre Ltd. 850 Industrial Avenue 613-521-4216
    Dave Rennies Autocare 801 Richmond Road 613-728-0214
    Denis Auto Centre Inc. 7 Sweetnam Drive 613-836-6485
    Don Fournier Service Centre 1768 Queensdale Avenue 613-521-5827
    Donnelly Ford Lincoln 2496 Bank Street 613-733-6931
    Donnelly Mitsubishi 492 Terry Fox Drive 613-733-7500
    Donnelly's Fleet Centre 1325 Johnston Road 613-260-6152
    Doug's Auto Repair 6 Bexley Place 613-820-4810
    Dragon Automotive 916 Gladstone Avenue 613-236-1615
    Duntech Automotive Ltd. 15 Campbell Reid Court 613-254-7390
    Duss Brothers Motors Ltd 1380 Wellington Street 613-729-3245
    Edsons Auto 1690 Doheny Street 613-792-1110
    Erwin's Automotion 149 Bentley Avenue 613-738-3132
    Finateri Ltd 992 Merivale Road 613-722-9652
    Four Seasons Auto Services 12 Cleopatra Drive 613-226-3636
    Frisby Tire 400 Hazeldean Road 613-591-8473
    G&L General Shop & Service 8651 Mitch Owens Road 613-822-2140
    GCR Tire Centres 2207 Carling Avenue 613-828-6413
    GG Auto 926 Merivale Road 613-798-2596
    Gallagher's Garage Ltd 15 Campbell Reid Court 613-592-4305
    Gary's Automotive 2656 St. Joseph Boulevard 613-837-0406
    Gifford Automotive 330 McRae Avenue 613-722-4070
    Global Auto Care Inc. 1796 Woodward Drive 613-821-0017
    Grant Street Garage Inc. 1 Grant Street 613-728-3729
    Guilbault Automotive 7 Carbrooke Street 613-836-2732
    H&D Lytle Service Station Ltd. 149 Bentley Avenue 613-228-1183
    Halley Service Centre Ltd. 865 Montreal Road 613-749-9649
    Harrison's Garage 6580 4th Line Road 613-489-3882
    J & D Auto Tech Inc. 1030 Pleasant Park Road 613-731-9624
    J & M Auto Service 2405 Page Road 613-824-0837
    J & S Service Station 2506 Innes Road 613-841-6715
    Jack May Chevrolet Buick GMC Limited 3788 Prince of Wales Drive 613-692-3553
    Jim Dickinson Auto Tech 2599 Carling Avenue 613-721-6244
    Jim's Hi Tech Auto Repairs Inc. 11 Sweetnam Drive 613-831-1931
    Joe's Auto 2526 Innes Road 613-824-6550
    Kia 417 1599 Star Top Road 613-746-1170
    Lamoureux Auto Centre Inc. 2040 Lanthier Drive 613-824-3064
    Lebrun Service Centre 401 St. Laurent Boulevard 613-746-8417
    Luis's Garage 1525 Sieveright Avenue 613-521-5338
    Main Street Automotive 2319 Community Way 613-489-0948
    Maxwell's Auto Repair 1455 Youville Road 613-841-1386
    Midas 1064 St. Laurent Boulevard 613-744-1900
    Mister Muffler 890 Bank Street 613-236-8988
    Mister Transmission 36 Edgewater Street 613-831-2244
    Motor Medics Ltd. 1438 Hunt Club Road 613-523-7711
    Mr. Lube 1841 Bank Street 613-733-8821
    Mr. Lube 1442 Baseline Road 613-224-2991
    Mr. Lube 1850 Robertson Road 613-828-8171
    Mr. Lube 1976 St. Joseph Boulevard 613-841-6132
    Mr. Lube Barrhaven 3767 Strandherd Drive 613-825-8777
    Mr. Lube Kanata 639 Terry Fox Drive 613-831-7979
    Myers Cadillac Chrevolet Inc. 1200 Baseline Road 613-225-1260
    Myers Infiniti Nissan 2185 Robertson Road 613-596-1515
    Myers Kanata Chev Buick GMC 2500 Palladium Drive 613-596-9221
    Oil Changers 361 Vantage Drive 613-837-3509
    Oil Changers 2471 Bank Street 613-733-7341
    Oil Changers 1457 Woodroffe Avenue 613-274-7999
    Oil Changers 1448 Prince of Wales Drive 613-228-8087
    Oil Changers 1189 Carp Road 613-836-2229
    Ontario Transmission Services 299 Montgomery Street 613-746-3006
    Orleans Autopro 2193 St. Joseph Boulevard 613-834-8884
    Ottawa Tires & Rims 5370 Canotek Road 613-745-3030
    Otto's BMW 660 Hunt Club Road 613-725-3048
    Pathway Hyundai 1375 Youville Drive 613-837-4222
    Pro Oil Change 500 Eagleson Road 613-599-6095
    Pro Tech Automotive 5536 Ann Street 613-692-1823
    R&R Auto (Ottawa) 164 Cardevco Road 613-831-2006
    Redshaw Auto Care 25 Hawthorne Avenue 613-235-8342
    Rideau Valley Automotive 6717 Rideau Valley Drive 613-489-3754
    Riviera Automobiles 102 Westhunt Road 613-831-1304
    Romeo's Garage & Body Shop Ltd. 195 Hinchey Avenue 613-729-7666
    Roy Barber Services (2007) Ltd 1063 Bank Street 613-730-0327
    Roy Rump & Sons Tire and Auto Centre 1037 Pinecrest Road 613-828-3213
    Ryno Motor Sales and Service 141 Industrial Drive 613-256-4744
    SNS Motors 709 Industrial Avenue 613-739-0020
    Scandinavian Auto Service Ltd. 28 Bentley Avenue 613-225-3213
    Speedy Auto Service 540 Bronson Avenue 613-236-5582
    Speedy Auto Service 2285 Carling Avenue 613-820-9433
    Stagra Automotive 1375 Greely Lane 613-821-0238
    Steves Auto 2118 8th Line Road 613-821-4443
    Swan's Garage 1486 Merivale Road 613-226-2452
    Tenth Line Automotive 1685 Tenth Line Road 613-837-1009
    The Wheel Deal 36 Bentley Avenue 613-224-1353
    Tire Plus 1292 Baseline Road 613-744-7533
    Tomlinson Industrial Waste 5555 Power Road 613-822-2700
    Tony's Kar Kare 1930 Robertson Road 613-828-9885
    Topteck Automotive 3003 St. Joseph Boulevard 613-834-3003
    Treff's Tire & Auto Centre 2293 Carling Avenue 613-596-6300
    Triole Auto Service 1357 Triole Street 613-748-5985
    Vance's Service Centre 1861 March Road 613-839-3317
    Vinnette Auto Service 52 McArthur Avenue 613-741-6282
    Wagorn's Garage 1349 Cyrville Road 613-749-4911
    Wallace Service Centre Ltd. 5217 Bank Street 613-822-6180
    Young Street Garage 22 Young Street 613-234-2910



    I imagine every other city in Ontario would have a similarly extensive list of possible depositories, although perhaps not in list form. 311 would work too, if the Canadian Tire isn't close enough.
     
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    I burn my used oil in my furnace -2.5 gals to 100 gals of heating oil-its gives a bit my heat to keep my cats warm and me too:whoops:!
     
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    I actually caught some little ricer-peddling high school kids doing this late at night in my old neighborhood. I locked 'em up and flashed the lights and honked the horn just to watch them scatter. The real funny part is, my '89 Chevy S-10 Blazer that I had at the time probably dumped more fluids right there in the street than they did down the drain! Poor little truck.
     
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    Seriously though, the parts store here encourages you to leave it in containers outside the door. It always disappears before the next time I come in.
     
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    Most McDonalds will take oil to be used in their new healthyburgers and gluten free fries. Don't just burn those Styrofoam pacs, cut them in strips, roll them into cylinders light those and they make great smoke bombs so when you dump stuff into storm drains nobody can take pix of you with cellphone cams.

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