Recycling Hazardous Materials Responsibly

Plenty of homes have cans of leftover paint, unwanted bottles of pesticide and even old knives hanging around simply because no one knows how to dispose of them safely. Finally, we've got the expert answers on how to get rid of everything from light bulbs to pain meds in the most eco-friendly way possible (12 Photos)

Sadia Latifi on Jan 1, 2013 at 12:10PM

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Recycling Hazardous Materials Responsibly

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Recycle Used Motor Oil

Over three billion quarts of oil are consumed in U.S. cars and trucks each year. This used engine oil can be recycled and reused, which can cut fossil fuel use, lower emissions and reduce environmental impact. Valvoline even markets a NextGen motor oil made with this recycled oil. Alexandra Bocci, a spokesperson for Valvoline, offered some tips for recycling: Place used motor oil in a clean plastic container with a tight lid. Never store this oil in a container that once held chemicals, food or beverages. Don’t mix the oil with anything else and take it to your automotive retailer.

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