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Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 14, 2018 01:52PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Can I drop off used motor oil at the Peters Rest bin site (or somewhere else?
Is there a fee of anykind?

Re: Used Motor Oil

Scubadoo
January 14, 2018 03:26PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,908

Oil isn't accepted at the Peter's rest center unless they've changed the rules recently. Waste Management's web site seems to be in pretty bad shape lately, a lot of information missing. You probably need to call them direct at (340) 712-4962 to ask.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 14, 2018 04:13PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Thanks Scubadoo.
I can't be the only guy changing his own oil on-island.
Dealer wanted $88 for an oil change!

Re: Used Motor Oil

Scubadoo
January 14, 2018 06:03PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,908

There are hits about do it yourself used oil disposal on Waste Management's web site but all the actual information seems to be missing links. Even the convenience center brochure that I downloaded some time ago is now a missing link.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 14, 2018 06:40PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Not surprising really.
I'll give them a call tomorrow. Like everything else, it'll work out.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 14, 2018 10:10PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

I found on the VIWMA site that the location for DIY used oil drop off is:

Department of Public Works
Anna's Hope Compound
Christiansted

However, there's no actual map to it.
Google Map can't find it either.
Anyone know where it is?

Re: Used Motor Oil

Beeski
January 15, 2018 05:56AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 618

if you are coming from Christiansted, go past Beeston Hill about 1/2 mile, look left, before you get to Gateway there are some long buildings on your left that house Department of Public Works. Waste oil is on the East end of the compound.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 15, 2018 09:25AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Thank you so much Beeski!
Now I know where it is.
happy

Re: Used Motor Oil

vicanuck
January 15, 2018 02:25PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,208

I use it as chain lube in my chainsaw.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 15, 2018 05:05PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

I wonder what the Department of Public Works does with it?

Re: Used Motor Oil

Scubadoo
January 15, 2018 09:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,908

Recycle it off island. Industrial burners. Send it to the asphalt plant. Concrete form release coating.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 16, 2018 04:41PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

The Asphalt plant...

Whatever happened to the Limetree Purchase Agreement where they were going to build a 5 million dollar asphalt plant? The Govenor was boasting about a 75% reduction in the price of asphalt!
I was dreaming of stateside like paved roads with adjacent bicycle paths.
Just imagine...

Re: Used Motor Oil

Scubadoo
January 16, 2018 09:34PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,908

Quote
singlefin
The Asphalt plant...

Whatever happened to the Limetree Purchase Agreement where they were going to build a 5 million dollar asphalt plant? The Govenor was boasting about a 75% reduction in the price of asphalt!
I was dreaming of stateside like paved roads with adjacent bicycle paths.
Just imagine...

6 million, but I think it was only for asphalt, actually only the goopy binder, storage.

A HOPEFUL FUTURE FOR ST. CROIX AS LIMETREE BAY PROMISES EXPANSION AT RIBBON-CUTTING EVENT

But I guess Limetree Bay decided against it and some of the money went elsewhere.

FRANCIS ASKS MAPP TO REPROGRAM $3 MILLION OF $6 MILLION BITUMEN TANKS FUNDS FOR ANNA’S HOPE MENTAL FACILITY REPAIRS

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 16, 2018 11:14PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Great...

I think everyone knew the Govenors campaign promise of repaving all our roads was BS, but at least the new asphalt plant included in the Limetree deal gave hope that some would be done and the cost of paving private dirt roads might be attainable.

Re: Used Motor Oil

ironheadUSVI
January 17, 2018 08:16AM

Registered: 10 months ago
Posts: 179

"In the letter, dated August 14, Mr. Francis said it was brought to his attention that $6 million originally intended for the bitumen tanks was released to the government, as Limetree Bay has opted not to pursue the project. Bitumen is the liquid binder that holds asphalt together. Mr. Mapp on multiple occasions had spoken about the benefits of having such tanks in the territory, including lowering the cost of asphalt, which is used to resurface the territory’s roads"

There never was supposed to be an asphalt plant. Only bitumen storage.

Re: Used Motor Oil

janeinstx
January 17, 2018 07:34PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 637

Quote
ironheadUSVI
"In the letter, dated August 14, Mr. Francis said it was brought to his attention that $6 million originally intended for the bitumen tanks was released to the government, as Limetree Bay has opted not to pursue the project. Bitumen is the liquid binder that holds asphalt together. Mr. Mapp on multiple occasions had spoken about the benefits of having such tanks in the territory, including lowering the cost of asphalt, which is used to resurface the territory’s roads"

There never was supposed to be an asphalt plant. Only bitumen storage.

That's correct. ONLY STORAGE. People really need to read and comprehend these agreements.

Re: Used Motor Oil

singlefin
January 17, 2018 11:47PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 617

Asphalt plant or Bitumen storage,
either one would have made repairing and paving our roads far more feasible.

Re: Used Motor Oil

jasona
January 18, 2018 12:06AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 74

The bitumen storage money is being used on the baseball stadium in Frederiksted...

"Mr. Mapp has proposed $6 million from the proceeds of the Limetree Bay Terminals bitumen project; $2 million from the Community Facilities Trust Account; and $1 million from the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund."

Re: Used Motor Oil

Scubadoo
January 18, 2018 01:23AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,908

Quote
jasona
The bitumen storage money is being used on the baseball stadium in Frederiksted...

"Mr. Mapp has proposed $6 million from the proceeds of the Limetree Bay Terminals bitumen project; $2 million from the Community Facilities Trust Account; and $1 million from the St. Croix Capital Improvement Fund."

And also what I posted above

FRANCIS ASKS MAPP TO REPROGRAM $3 MILLION OF $6 MILLION BITUMEN TANKS FUNDS FOR ANNA’S HOPE MENTAL FACILITY REPAIRS

Re: Used Motor Oil

Beeski
January 18, 2018 06:06AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 618

and we already have at least 2 asphalt plants on STX.
VI Paving and VIAPCO on the road to the prison.

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