Waste Oil has the most negative environmental impact of all automotive products because it's insoluble, persistent, and contains toxic chemicals and heavy metals. It floats on and pollutes our waterways, it is slow to degrade and evaporate, and even a small amount can seriously contaminate large quantities of drinking water. Used oil placed on the ground can seep through the earth and contribute to leaching and contamination of ground water.
How can you help?
Recycle used oil from cars, boats, motorcycles, and other equipment. In a clean, sealed container, bring your used oil to the Osage Beach Waste Oil Recycling Depot, located at the City's Department of Public Works facility; 5757 Chapel Dr, Osage Beach. The Waste Oil Recycling Depot is open year-round.
Accepted Waste Oil
- Cutting Oil
- Fuel Oil
- Hydraulic Oil
- Lubricating Oil
- Transformer Oil
- Transmission Oil
- Other Oils of petroleum or synthetic origin
*Oils contaminated with water, solvents, or anti-freeze are NOT accepted.