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  • Petrol, oil and paraffin disposal

    I've got a container with about 3 or 4 litres of a mixture of petrol, oil and paraffin in it, as a result of draining and chain cleaning. My local council don't accept old fuel or oil at recycling centres.

    How can I get rid of it?

    Jon

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    You could try a local garage. If not this firm https://www.yell.com/biz/safety-kleen-basildon-6820500/
    Last edited by John Wakefield; 28/06/2021, 03:23 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks John. The local garage/car servicing place don't want to know, and that company you linked to only works on business accounts - I just rang them.

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      • #4
        I donated rather more than that to our local pub 5th Nov. bonfire, got it off to a good start.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jon K View Post
          Thanks John. The local garage/car servicing place don't want to know, and that company you linked to only works on business accounts - I just rang them.
          I think you will have great difficulty legally disposing it as petrol or paraffin but most recycling centres accept Engine oil ie https://secureweb1.essex.gov.uk/Disp...s=ENGINE%20OIL So mix it with used engine oil and dispose of it that way. I dont suppose the operatives will actually inspect the stuff, you just tip it into a storage tank. Another way is to mix it with engine oil and paint it on fences, makes a good wood preservative.
          Last edited by John Wakefield; 29/06/2021, 09:47 AM.

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          • #6
            Sneaky! I like it I think I prefer the idea of disguising as oil, wouldn’t want to light a match anywhere near a fence painted with that mixture for an hour or two. I’d have to stand guard with a big sign and a fire extinguisher.

            Cheers John

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            • #7
              I use it as an effective weed killer

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              • #8
                Originally posted by teamferret View Post
                I use it as an effective weed killer
                Some hope of that! My missus won't even use compost with peat in.

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