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Any oil change place should be able to take it off your hands for a small disposal fee. You can also try calling your local fire department, they may either be able to take it, or they will know of a licensed disposal site in your area.
My father is a retired fire fighter and has seen many cars on fire. He says that they don't burn the way they do in the movies. Even with a full fuel tank, the intensity of the fire increases once the integrity of the fuel tank is compromised but they don't explode. At stated above, before a car is crushed it's subjected to a "depol" (depolltion) ...
Depending on how old it is (<1 year for me) i have always just mixed it with fresh fuel and used it like normal. No problems. Fuel older than a year makes a great grease cutter, it does a great job at loosening up bolts, old parts, and grease and crud off of skin. Be sure not to use in enclosed spaces, only recommended to use outdoors.
Certainly in the UK there are hundreds of recycling centres that will take oil and fuel, as it is against the law to dispose of it other than through an approved centre.
When you change your oil, there are places that will take your used motor oil. My Dad's shop uses used motor oil as fuel in the furnace to keep the garage warm in the winter. I know this seems obvious to many, but it never surprises me the number of people that would just dump this stuff in the grass :(
Before a car is crushed, either the entire fuel tank or the contents of the fuel tank are removed from what's left of the vehicle, so there is no risk of explosion. At least here in the US, this is a requirement for environmental reasons (I would assume it is likewise throughout the civilized world). If the engine is left in the vehicle (usually not), all of ...
Mix it with fresh gas and burn it in a lawn mower. If it's straight gas, mix it with fresh and burn in a beater vehicle.
Batteries When buying a new battery, most Auto parts stores will recycle your old battery for you. For example, Autozone charges an extra $12 (or so), which is refunded to you when you return your old battery.
One can dispose of used engine oil at any Jiffy Lube for free.
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