I have an underground oil tank that is almost full of home heating oil. I believe it is a 500 gallon tank. It is for a heating system that is decommishioned. I'd like to get the tank emptied to avoid the possibility of future problems if the tank fails. So far, the one oil company I called wants abouit $500 to take away the oil. I was really expecting that they might pump it out for te value of the oil they would get, or maybe even give me 50 cents a gallon of something.
Any suggestions? Should I bother calling a bunch of other oil companies, or would I do better advertising it as free for the taking on Craigslist or similar? I think this initial estimate is crazy.
Bottom line: Even if I have to pay to have it pumped out, I still feel I need to do it. I'm just hoping to do it on the cheap, and don't really understand why the company I called would need so much money for this. It sure wasn't $500 labor for these guys to pump the oil into the tank!