Used oil filter rcycling

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Old 06-29-09, 03:15 PM
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Used oil filter rcycling

How does one go about recycling used oil filters? On average, I use just shy of 9 of these per year (8.6 to be technical). It would be nice to know a more envronmentally friendly way to get rid of these by using a trash compactor. That isn't the only no-no that goes into that particular compactor. Lead-acid batteries from emergency lighting fixtures go in there too. I am pretty sure other things go into it as well. Advance Auto just recycles oil unfortunately.

Thank you much for any input folks!!
 
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Old 06-30-09, 11:24 AM
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I may be more hillbilly than many here...
But what I do, is in the winter, I toss a used oil filter (that is mostly drained) in the woodstove & extract a few btu's.
The filter wicks out the oil & it burns fairly controlled.
After a day of being in there, I pull it out in the morning as I am restarting the fire & toss it in with the scrap steel I save in a bucket.
Please no safety police, I said I was a hillbilly.
 
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Old 06-30-09, 02:24 PM
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I could have sworn that I have heard of more traditional methods, but thank you much for an interesting reply.
 
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Your hillbilly method is more earth-friendly than what most people do.

Try earth911.com. Type in your zip code and see who'll take the filters.
 
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Thank you much for the tip.
 
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