Breathe a sigh of relief; green grass and blue skies are on their way! As spring (finally) arrives in many parts of the country, it’s time to think about tuning up your lawn mowers to prepare for the warmer months.
One question we often receive during lawn mower tune up season is, “What do I do with the old oil I drain from my engine?
Oil Recycling: The Why & How
Now, the cool thing about oil is that it never actually wears out, it just gets dirty – making it the perfect substance to recycle, clean and use again. Used oil that is not disposed of properly can pollute groundwater, soil and larger bodies of water like streams and rivers. (Oh, and it’s also illegal.)
Luckily, there is a pretty simple solution. Briggs & Stratton shows its commitment to sustainability by executing an oil recycling program that helps recycle approximately 200,000 gallons of oil each year.
While changing the oil in your lawn mower, drain the oil into a sealable container. This can be done more easily by using an oil evacuator.
Simply drop your drained oil off at a participating Briggs & Stratton dealer and we’ll take care of the rest. (If searching for a dealer online, be sure to select the “Oil Recycling” check box in your dealer search criteria.)
Lawn Mower Tune-Up How To Videos
Looking for more information on how to tune up your lawn mower? Check out our Briggs & Stratton Tune Up Schedule. These helpful video guides will also guide you step-by-step through your small engine tune up.
How to Tune Up Your Riding Mower
How to Tune Up Your Push Lawn Mower
Now that you’ve got the tune-up and oil recycling behind you, it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors. Happy Spring!