Oil & Water Don't Mix!

oil sheen in street

Oil dumped down storm drains contaminates our water. If you change your own motor oil, protect our environment by recycling this valuable resource. Take your used motor oil to your nearest collection center, such as 3RC The EnviroStation, located at 1401 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (across the street from Bowman Gray Stadium).  Their hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till Noon.  In addition, many service stations, lube centers or automotive stores will also take used motor oil for recycling.

  • Storm drains are pipes that remove rain water from our streets and then flow directly to the closest creek or stream.
  • Oil disposed of into a storm drain or drainage ditch will flow, untreated, into the closest stream or creeck.
  • One quart of motor oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water. One quart of motor oil creates an oil slick the size of eight football fields.
  • Oil and water do not mix.

Please recycle all used motor oil.

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