Used Motor Oil

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!

To learn more about CalRecycle's used oil recycling program, Click Here

How to properly recycle your used motor oil
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Curbside Collection
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Tri-CED provides free containers for recycling use motor oil and oil filters. You may place a maximum of 2 one-gallon plastic jugs of uncontaminated (meaning not mixed) used motor oil at curbside on your designated garbage collection day. To request oil containers and oil filter bags call:
Tri-CED Community Recycling
429-8030
 
 
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Collection Centers
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Take your used oil to the following certified used oil collection centers in Union City.

AutoZone
32100 Alvarado Blvd
(510) 324-2210

Commercial Filter Recycling
33208 Western Ave
(510) 487-9277

O'Reilly Auto Parts
1601 Decoto Road
(510) 487-2742

Speed Oil Change
2601 Decoto Rd
(510) 441-8162

Pep Boys
30085 Industrial Pkwy
(510) 441-0261

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Free Drop-Off facilities
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The County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities accept motor oil and car batteries. Call 1-800-606-6606 for days and times open.
 

Fremont HHW Center
41149 Boyce Road
Fremont, CA

Hayward HHW Center
2091 West Winton
Hayward, CA

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