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How To Get Rid Of Old Gas

by Phil Lawrence

If you are a factory owner or a warehouse manager, there's a chance that you might have some old gas lying around that you don't really know how to get rid of. This can be frustrating because it might be taking up space in your stockroom. However, because you don't know how to properly dispose of it without harming the environment or incurring a fine, you might feel trapped. Here are some tips for getting rid of old gas that should allow you to free up that space and be more efficient in your storage.

1. Recondition and Use It

The easiest thing for you to do is to simply use up the old gas. You might feel as though this is not possible due to the fact that there are a multitude of unwanted particles that will harm the engines of any machine that you might put the old gas into. Luckily, it is relatively easy to recondition the gas so that you can use it up. Your first step is to get a second container that is large enough to hold all of the gas that you want to recondition. Cover the top of this container with a coffee filter or a few layers of thin cloth. Then, start pouring the gasoline carefully from its original container through the container that has been covered by the filter or the cloth. The filter or the cloth will remove the unwanted particles and make your gas safe to use. 

Allow the filter to dry and then remove it from the container. You can just throw the filter away. When you use your newly reconditioned gasoline, make sure that you mix it with four to six parts new gasoline with one part reconditioned gasoline in order to decrease the chances that any particles that might still be in the gasoline can hurt the engine of the machine in which you deposit the gas. Use your reconditioned gas up slowly using this method.

2. Put it In a Disposable Container and Take it to the Shop Where You Got Your Last Oil Change

Put the old gas in a container that you are willing to dispose of. Then, drive out to the auto shop where you got your last oil change. They will either be able to dispose of the old gas for you or they will be able to direct you to the nearest place where professionals can dispose of it. You will likely have to pay to dispose of the gas in this method.

For more information, talk to a disposal company that specializes in disposal and waste services.