Changing your motor oil helps keep your car running as it should and DIY oil changes can save you time and money. But make sure you don’t stop there. Proper oil disposal and recycling is the last environmentally responsible task in the oil change process.

Pouring the used motor oil from just one oil change down the drain can devastate local waterways. It’s full of heavy metals and slow to degrade. It sticks to bird feathers and pollutes drinking water for humans and wildlife.

Fortunately, recycling your used oil is easy and convenient. Just take it to a drop-off location such as a participating NAPA AUTO PARTS store or other auto repair shop for processing.

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