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!). Here’s how to properly recycle your used motor oil and oil filters.
Tri-CED provides free containers for recycling used 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 the curb on your regular weekly collection day. To request oil containers and oil filter bags call: Tri-CED Community Recyclingat (510) 429-8030.
Certified Collection Centers
Take your used oil to a certified used oil collection center in Union City.
AutoZone #3338 32100 Alvarado Blvd. 510.324.2210
O'Reilly Auto Parts #2571 1601 Decoto Road 510.487.2742