CSI Blog And News


Fall in Oil Prices & Hazardous Waste Cost Recovery, February 2015

Background:  California auto dealers are charging for expenses related to management and disposal of hazardous wastes generated during servicing an automobile since 1989.  The dealers are allowed to recover the expenses, both direct and indirect, incurred in managing and disposal of wastes generated during servicing automobiles.  The used oil haulers who were once paying dealers […]

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Preventing Oil Spills, December 2007

Every so often, a dealership has a spill of oil/ATF from their bulk storage tanks on the floor of the shop area during after-hours or on a weekend.  The leak source can be attributed to equipment failure as follows:

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Used Oil Recycling Program, November 2005

This is probably the best-kept secret: dealers can get money from the State!  First, look at your new oil (or ATF, gear oil) bill.  You will see a $0.16 fee for every gallon of oil purchased.  You can get this fee back.  All you have you do is become a Used Oil Recycling Center.  Believe […]

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Environmental Affairs, July 1994

Hazardous Waste Management — Cost Analysis The California Attorney General’s Office has sent several automobile dealers notices regarding deceptive advertising practices being used for hazardous waste disposal charges. The Attorney General’s office is specifically concerned with advertisements (i.e.  coupons) that list a price for a service with a notation “Plus Hazardous Waste Disposal.”

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