Marion and Roane counties received part of almost $190,000 in collection grants to establish, upgrade and expand used motor oil collection centers in 15 communities across Tennessee, according to a release from Gov. Bill Haslam's office.
Marion County received $14,500 for a tank, canopy, pad, crusher, heater, pump and absorbent materials, while Roane County received $24,600 for a tank, absorbent materials and a pad, according to the release.
People who change their own motor oil generate more than a million gallons of used oil every year, which can pollute soil and water and interfere with the operation of sewer systems if improper disposal methods are used, according to officials.
Used oil collection grants are funded by a 2-cent deposit on every quart of oil bought in the state.