Have you ever wondered what happens to your old dirty motor oil after you receive a Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change? Jiffy Lube is proud to recycle oil so it does not go to waste or harm the environment.
Team Car Care Automotive Services, Inc. “Team Car Care” is the largest Jiffy Lube franchisee. Team Car Care Jiffy Lube service centers collect the dirty oil from services performed at more than 500 locations nationwide and then send this used oil to an oil-recycling center. We selected our waste oil collection service provider based on their record of properly disposing and recycling of these products.
Motor oil recycling doesn’t mean it’s placed back into a vehicle. Only clean oil is suitable for an engine. This doesn’t mean it needs to go to waste, though. Used engine oil typically is re-refined and used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products. It also helps cut down waste by being reused in the oil and petroleum refinery industry.
Oil recycling makes a huge impact on the environment. The American Petroleum Institute estimates that recycling the motor oil from a single oil change can protect up to a million gallons of drinking water. So you can see the very real impact recycling can have. It does more than help protect the environment; it’s put to good use. And the importance of keeping Planet Earth clean, safe and healthy is something we think we can all agree on.
Properly disposing of motor oil is also essential to staying “green.” Improperly disposed oil can harm the environment. When you get a Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change, your dirty oil is disposed of properly at Jiffy Lube service centers. And, if you change your own oil, most locations will accept and recycle dirty oil even if it wasn’t changed at a Jiffy Lube.
We charge a waste disposal fee to cover collecting, handling, disposing, and recycling of lubricants, waste fluids, and other waste products associated with Jiffy Lube services*. This fee is not a direct offset or pass through of our actual waste fluid disposal or recycling costs. This fee may also reflect other operational costs and may include profits. This fee is not a tax or surcharge imposed by or remitted to any governmental agency.