South Carolina has one of the nation's most comprehensive used motor oil recycling programs targeting do-it-yourselfers (DIYer – an individual who changes oil in a personal vehicle).
Since the program began in 1990, more than 18 million gallons of used motor oil have been collected from DIYers. There are nearly 900 sites located throughout South Carolina.
In South Carolina, used motor oil must be recycled. It's the law.
All South Carolina counties have collection sites for used motor oil recycling. In addition, most counties also accept used motor oil filters and motor oil bottles for recycling.
This program is designed to assist farmers generating 25 gallons of used motor oil per month or less. The Office has worked with local recycling programs to set up 67 collection sites in 43 counties.
The Office has worked with local recycling programs to set up collection tanks for gasoline and oil/gasoline mixtures. One-hundred and five collection sites have been established in 43 counties.
What is accepted in oil collection tanks?
The following petroleum products are ACCEPTED in used motor oil, farmer oil and oil/gasoline mixture collection tanks.
The following liquids are NOT ACCEPTED in used motor oil, farmer oil and oil/gasoline mixture collection tanks.