anyone know where can you discard your oil around here?
If you're changjng your own oil, an oil evacuator such as the Mityvac 7201 may help by avoid draining the pan under the car. It uses the poly tubing ed into the dipstick tube and draw a vacuum (sucks) the oil out into a tank. When done, to empty, push a button and you can hand pump into any container you wish. No mess. I have successfully used on mercedes, honda and nissan. I have verified that all the oil was removed by pulling the oil pan drain bolt for confirmation. I get less than a tablespoon out. Done properly, it works, Go look at youtube videos for more insight. By making less mess, it's environmentally better and you have less exposure to hazardous waste and safer. Now, depending on design, the oil filter is a different story. My 3 vehicle are completely different. One is under the hood. Another is accessed in the wheel well. The third is under the car. So 2 of my three vehicles, I don't go under the vehicle with this system. The less time under a car, the SAFER it is. Also, no risk of stripping or under torque the drain bolt. No drain bolt compression washer to buy. The mityvac tank is opaque and has graduated lines to indicate oil volume. Start with it empty and you can't go wrong in knowing how much you pulled out. If it makes you feel better, drop the pan bolt for verification. I've done oil changes this way at least a dozen times. I will not go back to the traditional way. Good luck and be safe.