Years ago when I was a district manager for Jiffy Lube International, our stores all excepted used oil from residents of the neighborhoods. At that time we received two cents per gallon for our used oil when it was picked up so it made sense to accept it. Over the years I have saved my old used oil in plastic milk jugs and waited for Swalco’s drop off dates to get rid of it.
I was looking over Round Lake Beach’s website to see their latest newsletter and was disappointed to find that they haven’t been very diligent in posting the latest ones on their site. While there, I did find out that used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze can all be dropped off at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change located at 207 W. Rollins Road at no charge! Their hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm, Sat. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sun. 9:00 am- 4:00 pm. If you have questions you can call the store at 847-740-1026. Better yet, just get your oil changed there and you won’t have to mess around finding a place to get rid of it. 🙂
The other quick lubes along Rollins Road may also accept these used waste items but don’t just assume it and leave containers during closed hours. It’s important that they KNOW what it is you are dropping off so it can be disposed of properly.