Used Motor Oil and Filters

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. 

Curbside Collection    

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.

Certified Collection Centers

Take your used oil to a certified used oil collection center in Union City.

AutoZone #3338
32100 Alvarado Blvd.
O'Reilly Auto Parts #2571
1601 Decoto Road
Pep Boys #816
30085 Industrial Pkwy
AutoZone #4099
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

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.