Used Motor Oil and Filters

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Residents can also have used motor oil and filters picked up from their house by scheduling an appointment through the city’s universal waste collection program. Call the Public Services Division at (916) 434-2450 to set a date for pick-up.

Contaminated oil and used filters can also be dropped off for free at Western Placer Waste Management Authority

Used motor oil and filters can also be taken to the locations listed below. Call site first to confirm hours, materials and quantities accepted. Most centers accept about 5 gallons per visit. Transport oil filters in leak-proof containers and drop-off with an attendant.

Firestone Store
951 Sterling Pkwy | (916) 409-0911
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Kragen Auto Parts
900 Groveland Ln. | (916) 543-0692
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Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain

Used motor oil is a major contaminant of waterways, so never dump down the drain or in the trash. Filters also leak toxic materials into waterways, which are slow to break down in the environment.


Never Mix with Other Chemicals

Service stations will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Take to Service Stations

The best way to recycle used motor oil and filters is to take them to a service station or auto shop. Find one that’s certified.

Did You Know?

What Happens to Recycled Motor Oil

Used motor oil can be cleaned and recycled, which helps keep it out of waterways. Recycled oil is then used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products. It is usually not recycled and resold as motor oil.