“...The standard three inch oil filter contains up to 20 ounces of waste oil in the filter that would otherwise end up in our landfills, wells, lakes and waterways.” - Guy Goulet, HV-Flex
Our Mission: To facilitate and aid in the reduction of waste oil entering our environment, educate the public about the benefits of environmental conservation and stewardship, and promote the well-being and development of our associates.
COST SAVINGS AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
Costs associated with oil changes, including absorbent pads, granules, and proper disposal can run into a significant amount of money per oil change. Not only is this an expensive process, it’s also very time consuming. From an overall cost perspective, the HV-Flex oil extraction system will save hundreds of dollars each use, and thousands of dollars each year in materials and disposal costs.
BENEFITS OF RECYCLING OIL
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling used oil keeps it from polluting soil and water. Motor oil does not wear out—it just gets dirty—so recycling it saves a valuable resource. Less energy is required to produce a gallon of re refined base stock than a base stock from crude oil.
RECYCLING WITHOUT THE HV-FLEX OIL EXTRACTOR
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, oil filters should be allowed to drain for at least 12 hours before being disposed of. This not only requires a great deal of time, but also special areas to allow for draining.
WITH THE HV-FLEX OIL EXTRACTOR
No need to wait the 12 hours! Attach the tool and within minutes the oil is extracted completely, and your filter is ready to be recycled.
Did you know?
§ Recycling just 2 gallons of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours.
§ It takes 42 gallons of crude oil, but only 1 gallon of used oil, to produce 2.5 quarts of new, high quality lubricating oil.
§ One gallon of motor oil can contaminate 1 million gallons of water.
IT’S THE LAW
Although many states require that used oil filters be drained for a period of 12-24 hours, uninformed repair shop operators find the process too time consuming and will typically gravity drain the oil filters for only a few minutes before discarding them into the trash. Because a larger percentage of the oil could still remain in an improperly drained filter, it is still considered hazardous waste. Repair shop operators can be fined for improper or illegal hazardous waste management if disposing oil filters that have not been properly drained.
Because used oil is a harmful pollutant, all oil should be drained from used filters before they are recycled or disposed of. Used motor oil collected during processing used oil filters is not required to be regulated as a hazardous waste if it is properly managed and transferred to a recycling facility.
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