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Disposing of used degreaser?

Feb. 22, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
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Joined: May 4, 2006

What do you do with your dirty degreaser once you've cleaned your chain?

I'll be using Simply Green which is bio-degradable and the chain lube itself is also bio-degradable so is it safe to flush down the toilet?
(If so, will it leave a dirty tide mark which is gonna get me in a whole heap of trouble with the other half?)

Or should I just throw it on the grass?

Another question: does it stain block paving or concrete?

(You can probably tell I don't clean my chain much…!)

Feb. 22, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Posts: 4885
Joined: July 9, 2004

What do you do with your dirty degreaser once you've cleaned your chain?

I'll be using Simply Green which is bio-degradable and the chain lube itself is also bio-degradable so is it safe to flush down the toilet?
(If so, will it leave a dirty tide mark which is gonna get me in a whole heap of trouble with the other half?)

Or should I just throw it on the grass?

Another question: does it stain block paving or concrete?

(You can probably tell I don't clean my chain much…!)

I find the stuff just evaporates away and your left with just the grease at the bottom.

Canadian Tire takes used petroleum and cleaning products.

Feb. 23, 2016, 11:42 a.m.
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Joined: May 23, 2006

Distill it.

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Feb. 23, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
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Joined: May 31, 2008

It definitely kills grass. I had the yellow spot to prove it. If you dump it on the concrete, you will end up with the grease leaving behind a stain. If you don't like your neighbour, toss it over the fence. :P

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