Used Motor Oil and Filters

Did you know used motor oil never wears out? Used motor oil can be recycled, cleaned, and used again! Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too. It is illegal to pour motor oil in the ground and into storm drains and to place motor oil in any recycle, compost, or landfill bin/cart (even if it is in a sealed container) as this can pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers. 

Curbside Used Motor Oil Collection    

Tri-CED Community Recycling provides one-gallon jugs for residents to recycle their used motor oil and bags for residents to recycle their used oil filters at no additional charge. You may place a maximum of two (2) one-gallon plastic jugs of used motor oil at the curb on your regular weekly collection day. Contact Tri-CED Community Recycling at 510.429.8030 to request containers to store used motor oil and used oil filters at no additional charge. Never mix used motor oil with other automotive products or fluids. 

Certified Used Motor Oil Collection Centers

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

AutoZone #3338
32100 Alvarado Blvd
O'Reilly Auto Parts #2571
1601 Decoto Rd
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 used motor oil, used oil filters, and car batteries. Call the Alameda County HHW Program at 800.606.6606 or visit for more information.

Fremont Recycling & Transfer Station
41149 Boyce Rd
Hours: Wednesday to Friday - 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Hayward HHW Drop-off Facility
2091 Winton Ave
Hours: Friday - 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

To learn more about CalRecycle's used oil recycling program, click here.