Recycling Used Oil - Do It Yourself

To recycle used oil and used oil filters, follow these easy suggestions:

First...

Drain your motor oil into a drain pan. Clean up spills with an absorbent material such as cat litter or sawdust. DO NOT hose down your work area.

Second...

Using a funnel, pour your used oil into the original container or reusable clean plastic container with a tight-fitting screw-top lid. Do not contaminate used motor oil with other hazardous fluids (when used oil becomes contaminated it cannot be recycled and must be taken to the Glenn County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Place your used oil filters in a sealed, leak-proof plastic bag.

Third...

Mark each container, "Waste Oil." Pack containers upright into a sturdy box or plastic tub for easy, safe transport to the recycling center. Transport all hazardous wastes in your trunk or truck bed.

And Finally...

Hop in your car and drive to the used oil recycling center closest to you. Call first for hours and quantities accepted.