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Peoria County Farm Bureau to hold used oil collection event

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Photo courtesy of the Peoria county Farm Bureau

PEORIA (WEEK) -- The Peoria County Farm Bureau will be hosting a used oil collection event on June 16.

The event will be held at the Farm Bureau at 1716 N. University St. in Peoria. It's a one-day event held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to all Peoria County residents .

Along with used engine oil, members can bring diesel fuel, antifreeze and cooking oil.  The used oil, diesel and antifreeze should be kept in separate sealed containers.

 GFL (Green For Life) Environmental in Peoria will provide a 4500-gallon tanker truck to collect the oil.  Small containers of oil brought by participants will be transferred to larger 55-gallon drums or 250 gallon drums and then siphoned into the tanker truck.  The collected used oil will be hauled to a re-refinery plant or to an asphalt plant to be processed and eventually reused.

Containers can be disposed on-site if product is brought in a container that is 5 gallons or less.  All other larger sized containers will need to stay with participants once they are emptied of oil, diesel, or antifreeze.

Vehicles bringing disposable product to the Peoria County Farm Bureau will be directed through the upper-level parking lot and around the driveway on the west side of the building to the lower level parking lot where the product will be transferred to the larger containers.

For more information contact the Peoria County Farm Bureau at 309-686-7070 or go to our website at www.peoriacountyfarmbureau.org.

Drew Veskauf

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