Gone Green

The Express Care Used Oil

Recycling Commitment
Express Care is committed to used oil recycling and protecting our environment and we take this role very seriously. The result is a win-win situation for Express Care, for the community and for every vehicle owner who balances the need to maintain their vehicle with periodic disposal of used and contaminated motor oils and automotive fluids.

Express Care Recycling Efficiency at 100% 
Express Care is proud to recycle 100-percent of all the used automotive fluid products and filter we receive at all of our 3 locations. Our waste management program includes contracts with federally licensed waste oil and fluid haulers that transport our used fluids off-site where they can be properly recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

OSHA Approved Waste Oil Handling
As part of our ongoing commitment to recycling, Express Care—an approved oil collection center— will collect and recycle used motor oil from local area residents at no charge, even if Express Care does not perform their fluid change services. Furthermore, during the used fluids recycling process Express Care does not use buried, underground storage tanks, eliminating the possibility of soil contamination due to leakage. Our oil products and waste oil products are stored in the basement inside OSHA approved UL rated steel tanks. The underground basement at each Express Care facility has been specifically designed with leakage protection redundancy in mind and is a legal secondary spill containment area.

Express Care Is A Responsible Recycling Partner
When you have your vehicle serviced with Express Care fast oil change experts, you can be assured that the used motor oil and fluid products will be recycled in a responsible manner that will make you proud to be associated with Express Care.

A Few Uncomfortable Facts:
An estimated 250 million gallons of used automotive oil per year are dumped into storm drains by do-it-yourself oil changers. At Express Care we think this is a needless shame. In order to fulfill our commitment to the environment, Express Care locations will accept used motor oil- and recycles it along with the used fluids from our paying customers.
Improperly disposed of automotive oil from a single oil change can contaminate up to one million gallons of fresh water. That said – is there any better reason to recycle your used automotive oil responsibly?

The Green Side:
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 380 million gallons of used motor oil is recycled every year. This equates to more than 50 percent of all motor oil that is purchased annually. It’s a good start, but we’re only halfway there!