There are no known less toxic alternatives. Synthetic oils are available that do not have to be changed as often as ordinary oils. To minimize the amount of motor oil that must be managed or the hazards associated with its use, keep the vehicle properly maintained; watch for and repair any oil leaks; buy only as much oil as needed; avoid spills while pouring or draining; and store any unused motor oil in tightly closed containers to prevent it from being spilled or contaminated with other materials.
Recycling & Reuse Options
Used motor oil can be recycled or re-refined, a process where it is made into clean lubricant oil or motor oil. To recycle motor oil, place it in a clean, leak-proof container and recycle at any Hall County compactor site or at the Hall County Recycling Center. To close the recycling loop, purchase recycled/re-refined motor oil.
Recycle used motor oil. Motor Oil should not be poured down drains (inside or outside), into a storm sewer, or on the ground. This may cause groundwater contamination and/or operational problems with the septic system or wastewater treatment plant.