Q: Why is it important to recycle used motor oil and where do I take it?
A: According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), improperly dumping oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of groundwater. Many service centers that perform oil changes are required to accept used motor oil from do-it-yourselfers. Call local garages or your county’s environmental services department for collection locations. To find out more about the importance of motor oil recycling, go online to EPA.gov or Earth911.org.