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Re: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers
The City of Long Beach collects #1 - #4, which includes motor oil 
containers.  I have asked our MRF if they have any problems with the 
amount of oil residue left in the bottles, and I have been told that it is 
not a problem for them.

On the other hand, I saw a presentation last year from a company called 
ITEC that has a carbon dioxide process for removing oil residue from motor 
oil bottles and flaking the plastic to produce clean feedstock for 
manufacture of recycled products.  This ITEC process also recovered the 
residue, which they claimed was on the order of 1-1/2 ounces per bottle.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California

09/10/2003 04:31 PM

        To:     greenyes@no.address
        Subject:        Re: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers

I can't understand why plastic motor oil or anti-freeze containers would 
be recyclable. Marked wth a number 2 symbol, I have been putting them in 
my plastic for years-wherever plastics are collected. New York City has 
resumed collecting plastic- limited to #1 & #2, but with no mention of 
exceptions for those containers. Have I missed something?


In a message dated 9/10/2003 1:54:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 

> Subj: [greenyes] oil/antifreeze containers 
>  Date: 9/10/2003 1:54:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
>  From: <A HREF="mailto:TomT@no.address";>TomT@no.address</A>
>  To: <A HREF="mailto:greenyes@no.address";>greenyes@no.address</A>
>  Sent from the Internet 
> Gentlepeople,
>   I have a bunch of empty motor oil containers and antifreeze
> containers.  I called the local group that take used motor oil,etc and 
> told me to throw those containers in the garbage because they're not
> recyclable and that's what they do.
>   I guess I assumed that they probably weren't recyclable but I
> thought I would double-check with the experts.
>     Thanks!
> Tom
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