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Recycling... the only legal way to dispose of your used motor oil & filters.

What you need to know:woman changing oil

  • Recycling oil protects our groundwater
  • Used oil filters are considered hazardous waste
  • Used oil & filters are illegal to throw in the trash

Used oil & oil filters are easier to recycle than ever!

Here's how to recycle your used oil & filters

  • Used oil filter: put it in a sealed container (like a ziplock bag)
  • Used motor oil: put it in a tightly sealed unbreakable container
  • Take both oil and filters to a collection center

Note: Many communities also offer free curbside collection of used oil and filters. Call your local trash hauler to learn more about availability in your area.


Recycle Used Oil and Filters

Funded by grants from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)