Do I need to crush my used oil filters before disposing of them? 

Because of environmental regulations, most states require repair facilities to drain or remove more than 85% of used oil from a filter before disposal. If you hang filters upside down or stack them in a corner of your shop to let the oil drip off, the process could take all day or all night. Plus, you’re taking up valuable storage space, and you may not reach that 85% mark.

An oil filter crusher removes more than 95% of the residual oil from a filter. This is a much more efficient way to dispose of used oil filters because there’s no waiting for hours for the oil to drip off. Also, compressed filters take up less space. This faster process is safer for the environment and keeps you in compliance with regulations.

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