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Take-Back Info for Businesses: Motor Oil

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items that must be accepted
legal requirements
how to comply 

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motor oil take-back info for consumers 

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Items That Must Be Accepted 

• motor oil
• transmission fluid
• hydraulic fluid

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Legal Requirements 

Applicable Law:

NY State Motor Oil Regulations
Law: NY State ECL, Article 23, Title 23
Regulations: 6 NYCRR subpart 360-14 and 6 NYCRR subpart 374-2

Businesses Affected:

Service establishments (such as vehicle repair shops) that sell at least 500 gallons per year of new oil and perform vehicle servicing.

Retail establishments (such as auto parts stores) that sell at least 1000 gallons per year of new oil.

Additional Info:

For info about the law, visit the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation leaving NYCWasteLess.

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How To Comply

1.    

Accept, at no charge, up to 5 gallons of used oil per person per day. (Retailers that are not service establishments may contract to have another service or retail establishment accept used oil on their behalf.)

2.    

Prominently display a sign legible from at least 25 feet from outside the building with at least 1 inch lettering stating:

We accept used oil for recycling at no charge.

For information about free images and signs visit business take-back signs.

3.     Contract with a permitted industrial hauler to pick up used oil for recycling or disposal.

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