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.
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.
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.