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 Recycling at 510.429.8030.
Take your used oil to a certified used oil collection center in Union City.
32100 Alvarado Blvd.
|O'Reilly Auto Parts #2571|
1601 Decoto Road
|Pep Boys #816|
30085 Industrial Pkwy
34529 Alvarado Niles Rd.
|Speed Oil Change Center|
2601 Decoto Rd
|Lally Truck, Trailer Repair & Tires Service, Inc.|
4600 Horner St.
HHW Drop-off Facilities
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities also accept motor oil and car batteries. Call 1.800.606.6606 or visit StopWaste.org.
|Fremont HHW Drop-off Facility|
41149 Boyce Road
Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm
|Hayward HHW Drop-off Facility|
2091 Winton Avenue
Hours: Friday, 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
To learn more about CalRecycle's used oil recycling program, click here.