Used Oil & Oil Filter Recycling
Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too!
Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!). Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it. That's a winning combination! Disposal of used oil filters in garbage receptacles is also prohibited.
Upcoming Oil Recycling Events and News
CalRecycle has published its first edition of the Used Oil & Household Hazardous Waste Program News. Below is the flyer and a link to the CalRecycle Oil Recycling homepage which contains additional information.