Find a Used Oil Certified Collection Center Near You!
Locate used oil recycling centers in your area by using the form below to
search by city, county, or ZIP code. You can also call the Earth's 911
hotline (1-800-CLEANUP). Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for 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. 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!
About Certified Centers
CalRecycle encourages the recycling of used motor oil by certifying used oil
recycling collection centers throughout the state. Certified Used Oil Collection
Centers will take used motor oil from the public and will pay you 40¢ a gallon.
Most centers will take up to 5 gallons at a time.
What About Contaminated Oil?
Certified center managers will not accept used motor oil that has been contaminated
with other fluids such as antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, or water. So please,
don't mix your used oil with anything. However, if your used oil accidentally
gets contaminated, your certified center manager can tell you where to take it
for proper disposal. Alternatively, you can get information from
your local government contact
about how to deal with your suspected contaminated oil.