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What do I do with old, contaminated gasoline?

I have a couple of 6 gallon plastic gas tanks partially filled with old gasoline. The gas is years old, it has outboard motor oil mixed in, and probably a fair amount of water (the reason the engine didn't work last year was that it had water in the carburetor). It's been sitting in the tanks, is of no practical use, and at it's worse, it is a hazard. I don't want to pour it on the ground, and I don't have any idea who could take it for reprocessing. I think it would be a mistake to try to blend this off with new gasoline and attempt to burn it off in the engine. Any ideas?
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You should have a local haz mat place to take it to. I wouldn't attempt to use it at all. Please dispose of it properly.
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Diesel seems to be pretty easy gas not so much

We dont have a STOP plan in my town and i had to twist the haz-mat guys arm and pay 2 bucks a gallon
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give it to a power boater? start lots of fires? See if gas really burns on top of the water and you can swim under it? Mix it 10 to 1 with fresh? Do a king of the hill thing and have Dale start the charcoal with it? (tv show)
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Take it to your local fuel dock, most ( at least around here ) have a oil, fuel reclaim program, it may cost ya a couple bucks
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