Some Solutions

Buy Re-Refined Motor Oil
Re-refined motor oil is the same quality as virgin oil. The re-refining process cleans up the used oil and replaces the additives that were used up, generating 80 gallons of new oil for every 100 of used. Re-refined motor oil reduces our dependence on imported oil, and helps reduce our trade deficit and provide jobs.

Master Lube offers re-refined oil as an option in their services (subject to availability):
Master Lube
1111 E Maple
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-733-4750


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Motor Oil
Watershed Friendly Car Washes
Cars that are washed in driveways and parking lots can pollute our streams, rivers and bays. Dirty runoff, unlike the water that enters the sewer, flows straight into our waterways and does not undergo treatment.

Here are some ways you can reduce the impact of washing your car:
  • If you wash your car at home, do it on a flat grass or gravel area that will absorb the wash water before it can run into the storm drain. Also, lessen your impact by using a low- or no-phosphate soap.
  • Take your car to a commercial car wash, where they are required to deal properly with wastewater.
  • Look for Watershed-Friendly Car Wash signs at local car wash fundraisers to ensure that the groups are diverting the soapy water from the storm system into the sewer system.
Biodiesel
Biodiesel is a fuel produced from a variety of renewable resources, including waste vegetable oils, cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats that can be used in virtually any diesel engine. For more information on biodiesel, visit the U.S. Department of Energy website.

Biodiesel is available at:
  • Bellingham Shell - 360-734-9588, 4240 Meridian Street
  • Yorky's Market on Bennett - 360-733-6682, 3910 Bennett Drive
  • Sammy's Place - 360-671-9498, 1715 State Street