I have had good luck with ordinary laundry detergent. Dampen the area with a
little water and then sprinkle with the detergent. Use a stiff brush and
scrub. I would not worry too much about the residue going into the storm
drain, when the detergent breaks the bonds of the oil, it is well on is way
to breaking down, this happens naturally anyway, but the soap hurries the
Think about this, as every car ages, it drips oil and these drops land on
the pavement. when it rains, all of this oil, and the oil that is released
from the asphalt (oil mixed with crushed rock) is absorbed by the
environment where the oil came from in the first place. Naturally existing
microbes break down the oil into smaller and smaller bits.
Cleaning a drive way is not the same thing as draining your crankcase in the
If you are not part of the solution, you are not dissolved in the solvent.
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