Motor oil that has leaked from vehicles has the potential to enter Rhode Island’s waterways as stormwater pollution. Oil does not dissolve in water, and it sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers. Oil and other petroleum products are toxic to people, wildlife and plants. One pint of oil can make a slick larger than a football field. Oil that leaks from our cars onto roads and driveways is washed into storm drains that usually flow directly to a lake or stream.

How You Can Help

1. Recycle used oil and antifreeze at a local mechanic’s shop or household hazardous waste disposal site.

2. NEVER dump automotive chemicals down a drain or storm drain.

3. If you’re working on your vehicle at home, clean up spills of brake fluid, oil, grease, and antifreeze and do your work over a drop cloth or easy-to-clean surface.

Where To Learn More

“Used Oil Recycling Program”
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Where Can I Recycle Oil in the Scituate Reservoir Watershed?

Scituate Public Works Dept., Trimtown Road

Foster Highway Garage, Foster Center Road

Glocester Transfer Station, 121 Chestnut Hill Road
Highway Garage, 85 Chestnut Hill Road

Central Landfill, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston
Open to all state residents; 10 gallon maximum; by appointment only
401-942-1430 x241

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