After draining the oil from your car's crankcase, pour the oil into a clean
leak proof container with a screw-on top. Many household containers are suitable, including
original motor oil containers.
Never use containers that have previously held household chemicals such as bleach.
Make certain the container has a secure lid so it cannot spill.
Never store it in any container that once held food, beverages or chemicals.
Regardless of the type of container used for carrying or storing used oil, be sure it is clean,
clearly labeled "Used Oil", and keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Take the used motor oil to the nearest oil collection site.
Draining an oil filter
- Use a filter wrench if necessary
to loosen the old oil filter. Carefully remove the used filter.
- Drain the filter of any oil. Using a sharp tool,
puncture a hole in the dome end of the filter or through the anti-drain back valve located on the flat end.
- The anti-drain back valves are present in most automotive and light duty truck filter models. The valve consists of a rubber
flap that creates a vacuum and allows the "trapped" oil to be recovered for recycling.
- Place the flat end of the punctured filter on the container and drain as much used oil as possible out of the filter.
It is important for used oil filters to be drained a minimum of 12 hours near engine operating temperature and above room
temperature (approximately 60 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Install the new oil filter according to manufacturer's directions. Coat the rubber seal.