At Christian Brothers we are committed to making as small an impact on our environment as possible. Our locations recycle and reduce excess waste whenever possible. We partner with our vendors and to recycle all used oil, oil filters, batteries, antifreeze, tires, and more. No oil or grease ever goes into the ground – all floor drains in our shops have grease traps, which prevent any grease from the floor going into the ground. The trapped grease and oily water is pumped out and recycled.
All used batteries are picked up by our battery vendors and then recycled completely – every single part of the battery is broken down for recycling. Used tires are also picked up and recycled – often recycled tire rubber is used in road building. Even scrap metal stays out of the landfill – each shop has an agreement with a third party to recycle or reuse scrap metal.
Many locations also feature recycled oil products. These fluids provide the same wear protection as their conventional counterparts, but are much more efficient and environmentally friendly. A quart of recycled oil can be produced from about a gallon of used motor oil. A quart of conventional oil needs several gallons of crude oil to create. Ask for recycled oil products at your local Christian Brothers.