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    Oil recycling ad

    Alright guys, my wife and I would love your advice on any changes for the oil recycling ad we did last week. She is the recycling and public outreach coordinator for the local recycling and waste collection company. Thanks!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuA9...ature=youtu.be
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Nicely done! I didn't know you could recycle the oil filter too...wonder if thats available around here?
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    I like it. The commercial is short, informative, and to the point.

    Our city and county landfills accept drain oil. However, I typically take mine to the large parts store franchises as they also collect it... and they are closer. In 2009, NC (where I live) passed an ordinance that you were not supposed to throw used oil filters in the trash. Now the parts stores that collect used oil also collect the filters. It is a very handy.
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Wonder what they do with the filters. I used to drain them well and burn them in my shop heating stove. All my used oil goes to my local John Deere dealer who uses it to heat his shop.

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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Greyhound bus co. has been recycling motor oil for years due to the tremendous cost of replacing with new. They even claimed that the recycled oil has better sticking qualities to moving parts, something to do with the re arranging of the atoms, or something like that . Only thing that happens to oil is it gets dirty before filtering and looses it's cleaning chemicals, which they put back. PJ

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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Nice!
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Nice ad. Wish my oil changes were that nice and neat. Looks like you could eat off the oil container.

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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    oil coming out of the engine didn't look too bad either.
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    The oil container was new, the one I use is 20 years old and is pretty hammered. Thanks for the compliments, we thought it turned out ok. Much better than the previous version which had a fellow that clearly didn't know which way to turn a wrench talking to his child about changing the oil on his minivan in his sterile garage that looks like he just moved it. Not exactly believable.
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161 View Post
    Greyhound bus co. has been recycling motor oil for years due to the tremendous cost of replacing with new. They even claimed that the recycled oil has better sticking qualities to moving parts, something to do with the re arranging of the atoms, or something like that . Only thing that happens to oil is it gets dirty before filtering and looses it's cleaning chemicals, which they put back. PJ
    When I was in the Navy we would send the nastiest looking old oil down to be centrifuged and it would come back looking like you just poured it out of a new quart container. The centrifuge was a simple machine and i considered getting a surplus one to start a small sideline. Never did. I always thought that Valvoline was recycled oil?

    Nice vid Ed

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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    I think a couple of the big name oil brands do offer a recycled or recycle blended oil.

    We used to have an oil reprocessing center around here run by NC State University. It closed many years ago. I'm not sure why it didn't prove to be viable. I think they had a decent market for their product in the various motor fleets around the state.

    I decided to Google the topic or oil recycling and found the article linked below on the Scientific American web site. I'd like to think it is a bit more reliable and accurate than most sources on the internet.

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...l-be-recycled/
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    Re: Oil recycling ad

    Interesting article, Doug. One of the reasons I didn't pursue the centrifuge is that I studied up on some of that and realized that adding back some of the additives would be necessary to make a good product. The centrifuge did a great job of removing water from the oil. Perhaps not as much as the re-refining process but enough so that you wouldn't think there was any in it.

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