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 contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers. 

Curbside Used Motor Oil Collection    

Tri-CED Community Recycling provides free containers for residents to recycle their used motor oil and oil filters. You may place a maximum of two (2) one-gallon plastic jugs of uncontaminated (not mixed) used motor oil at the curb on your regular weekly collection day.  Call Tri-CED Community Recycling at (510) 429-8030 to request containers to store used motor oil and oil filters at no additional charge. 

Certified Used Motor Oil 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
Pep Boys #816
30085 Industrial Pkwy
(510) 441-0261
AutoZone #4099
34529 Alvarado Niles Rd.
(510) 404-2390
Speed Oil Change Center
2601 Decoto Rd
(510) 441-8162
Lally Truck, Trailer Repair & Tires Service, Inc.
4600 Horner St.
(510) 557-1374

HHW Drop-off Facilities

Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities also accept used motor oil and car batteries. Call the Alameday County HHW Program at (800) 606-6606 or visit StopWaste.org/HHW for more information.

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.