> FWIW, both Pep Boys and Kragen will accept used motor oil
> for free. They aren't unpleasant about it (at least my local
> ones aren't), but no cute babes. Generally they make you
> pour into the tank yourself. The upside is that they let me
> bring in a 5 gallon jerry can of the stuff.
Most of the big retailers and chain oil change shops are _happy_ to accept
your used oil because they get paid for it. My Safety Kleen rep told me
they were paying up to $0.30 per gallon of used oil at the height of the oil
prices last Sept. Normal priceing was something like $0.15/gal.
So why wouldn't they accept your free used oil??? Safety Kleen has a
minimum 100gal requirement before they'll pay for it, so there is no point
calling them if you have a few gallons laying around. But they may accept
it, if you are willing to drop it off at one of their offices.
Kai M. Radicke
* British Car Parts *