Yeah, great. I can see it now... Some white trash redneck garbage
picker with a few open plastic 5 gallon pails will spill half of it on
the floor getting it out of the tanks and half of what's left carrying
it up out of the basement.
If you advertise cheap/free oil on CL, you're not going to attract
professionals to remove the old oil.
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:17:43 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org
It's actually done a lot and is about the best way to get rid of it
without spending a lot of money. You may even get paid a little for
If you call "professionals", you are going to be unpleasantly
surprised at what they tell you.
On Mar 26, 2:23 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Ask the ones who did it how much of a mess the garbage pickers made
tromping through their house in their muddy boots, swinging open pails
of salvaged heating oil. Ask them how much Cletus and Jimbob spilled
because they didn't have a pump, and tried to catch the oil out of the
drain spigot with a bucket that wouldn't fit underneath.
You're going to have to call the profesionals anyway to clean up what
the garbage pickers spill all over your house...
On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:23:42 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't keep us guessing. What is it you claim they will tell you?
OP call an oil company and they'll buy it from you, and pump it out
from the outside of the house. Of course they won't pay retail for
it, but no one will.
Advertise it on Craigs List. There are people who will come and take
it for you. They might even pay you a small amount of money, but don't
count on that. If you call an oil company to come get it, it will cost
you more than you ever imagined. They will treat it as a hazardous
Oh, you bet they will! And just wait to see what they charge. Oil that
you bought for $2.79 a gallon will cost $4-10 a gallon for removal. If
you have any notion that they will figure any value for the oil in
what they charge, guess again. They will tell you that they cannot
resell it, and it all goes to the recycler. You pay, all the way.
Get some estimates!
Slightly different circumstances- but when I called my vendor to have
my oil tank pumped so I could replace it, they pumped and gave me a
credit for market price. They said they charged a flat fee for
non-customers, but waived it for customers. [it was $40-50 IIRC]
That's the only way the OP will know.--- I'm in the 'list it on
Craig's List and get out of the way' camp. Insist they take the
tank with the oil.
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