Motor Oil Disposal

Overview


Walton County residents have five locations to dispose of used motor oil at no charge. The used oil is collected by Walton County workers and is recycled into materials for road paving and other projects. Simply bring your used oil to any of the five locations, lift the lid and pour in your oil (no other chemicals, please - just used motor oil.)

Locations


DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
  • Woodyard Road (next to Walton County Public Works Department)
  • Walton County Landfill
FREEPORT
  • Old City Hall Location
PAXTON
  • Paxton Fire Station
SANTA ROSA BEACH
  • District 5 Road Department (behind Walton County Courthouse Annex)

Facts


Source:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
man pouring oil into used motor oil facility
Disposing used motor oil at Walton
County Landfill.

signage near used motor oil facility sayinig this waste oil container is provided for your convenience at no charge
These used motor oil collection
centers are in 5 Walton County locations. 

Did you know that the used oil from one oil change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water - a years' supply for 50 people!
  • Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
  • It’s slow to degrade.
  • It sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers.
  • It's a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources.
On average, about four million people reuse motor oil as a lubricant for other equipment or take it to a recycling facility.

  • Recycled used motor oil can be re-refined into new oil, processed into fuel oils and used as raw materials for the petroleum industry.
  • One gallon of used motor oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil.
  • Become used motor oil recycler number four million and one!
  • Begin recycling your used motor oil today.
  • If all the oil from American do-it-yourself oil changers were recycled, it would be enough motor oil for more than 50 million cars a year. Imagine how much foreign oil that would eliminate.
  • Used motor oil from cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, farm equipment and lawnmowers can be recycled and re-refined.