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“Old” gasoline that has been stored for a while can be reconditioned and used. Allow any visible water to settle to the bottom of the container and then pour the gasoline into another container leaving the water behind. Let the water and any residual gasoline evaporate outside before putting gasoline back into the empty container.

As an alternate to remove water, you can add “dry gas” as recommended on the “dry gas” label. Remove any dirt or rust by passing the gasoline through several layers of cloth or coffee filters. Allow the cloth or coffee filters to dry outside before disposal in the trash. The reconditioned gasoline can be used by mixing it with fresh gasoline at a rate of 1 part reconditioned gasoline to 5 parts new gasoline.
If your engine is fuel injected, be sure to check the manufacturer’s recommendations before using reconditioned gasoline.

If you cannot reuse your gasoline, you need to properly dispose of it. Take it to a local household hazardous waste collection site. Click on this link for more information.

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