Originally Posted by tatters
When doing a oil change in a remote area l dig a hole and drain it into that then buried it, bit naughty but not going to carry old oil and a drain pan about.
Honestly: That is just nasty. Do you have any idea how bad that actually is?
Not meaning to get into a flame war here but to me this sounds just like selfishness and very bad planning. I mean how short are the oil change intervalls off your bike? 250km?
Even in really remote areas I can't imagine beeing more than say 1000km's from the next spot where you can properly dispose of your used oil and almost every motorbike should be able to make that on old oil.
It's another story if you just can't be bothered to do it properly. Sure, why not? But then again why just dump toxic waste in the ocean or feed unknown chemicals to your children...
By the way: How do you bring your new
oil to that remote location? Do you have it dropped by helicopter? If you're actually carrying it on your motorbike, then you do actually have something to carry your old oil in and with the dilligent use of (say) a couple of robust empty plastic bags or some other highly specialized tool you might even be able to change the oil and put it in the new canister without causing a mayor enviromental hazard.
But then again: Why bother?