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Motor Oil

Motor oil is a petroleum-based lubricant commonly used in internal combustion engines.

CalRecycle's Used Oil Certified Collection Center Locator

  • Accept 5g of used motor oil at a time from the public
  • Pay 40 cents/gallon
  • Not accepted: contaminated motor oil

Household Hazardous Waste

This item should never be put in a curbside bin. For more information visit our household hazardous waste page.

Used oil is a hazardous waste that should never be put in the garbage or dumped in the storm drains or ground. Even just a ¼-gallon of motor oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
9 Minute Oil & Lube 3839 El Camino Real Palo Alto Recycle Free Drop-off
A & A Auto Parts and Service 6240 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Aamco Transmission & Total Car Care, Walnut Creek 1410 Autocenter Drive Walnut Creek Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
ABC Auto Parts 1650 Davidson Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Ask for 40 cents per gallon refund. There is a 5 gallon limit per visit. Drop-off is during business hours only.
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Business Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Paid Drop-off
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Fremont Facility) 41149 Boyce Rd. Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Hayward Facility) 2091 West Winton Avenue Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Livermore Facility) 5584 La Ribera Street Livermore Recycle Free Drop-off  Transport waste in a container that is closed, cannot leak and is compatible with the waste.
Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program (Oakland Facility) 2100 East 7th Street Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off  
Alemany & Ocean 76 Auto Care (1798 Alemany) 1798 Alemany Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off Ask for 40 cents per gallon refund. There is a 5 gallon limit per visit. Drop-off is during business hours only.
All Around Automotive 2700 Somersville Rd. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
All Day Towing 2454 Whipple Road Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Art's Automotive 2871 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Receive 40 cents per gallon for used motor oil - 5 gallon maximum.
AutoNation Honda Fremont 5780 Cushing Parkway Fremont Recycle Free Drop-off
Autos International 2201 Commerce Ave. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
AutoTECH 2077 Camino Ramon San Ramon Recycle Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
AutoZone 2595 Main St. Oakley Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Special Action Note
Alameda
Put used motor oil in a sealed 1 gallon screw-top container. Place them next to the blue recycling cart. Free oil jugs and filter bags may be requested from ACI.
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Albany
Set out up to 3 used motor oil jugs (call WM for jugs) and 3 used filters in a sealed plastic bag next to your recycling cart.
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Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Single-Family residents may place up to 3 1- gallon jugs per week next to the blue recycling cart. Used motor oil must be set out in a screw-top gallon container provided by ACI. Contact ACI at 510-483-1400 to request a Used Oil Recycling Kit. Acceptable motor fluids: used motor oil, transmission fluid, gear lube and other lubricant oils commonly used in cars and light trucks, crankcase fluid, differential fluid, hydraulic fluid and transmission fluid. Anti-freeze and brake fluid are not accepted. Acceptable motor fluids can be combined in the collection container provided with the Used Oil Recycling Kit (call ACI to order)
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Dublin
Each residential household may call and request up to two (2) used motor oil containers and a heavy duty zip lock bag for the recycling of up to two (2) used motor oil filters. On your regular collection day just place the container(s) at the curb and AVI will replace them with empties for your next use. Make sure the jug and/or bag is sealed properly and clearly visible from the street.
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Emeryville
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top. Hauler can provide container upon request
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Fremont
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top. Hauler can provide container upon request
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Hayward
Call TriCED to request free used motor oil jugs and filter bags. Up to 2 jugs and 1 bag.
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top.
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Livermore
Single Family Service - Place full sealed jug on the curb next to your Recycling cart on collection day. Ask hauler for sealable 1-gal jugs, can place up to 2 per week.
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Newark
Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top. Hauler can provide container upon request
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Oakland
Order free jug from CWS and then place next to carts on pick up day.
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Piedmont
Pleasanton
Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top. Hauler can provide.
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San Leandro
Put used motor oil in a sealed 1 gallon screw-top container. Place them next to the blue recycling cart. Free oil jugs and filter bags may be requested from ACI.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top.
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Union City
Single Family & Parcelized Multifamily Dwellings: Next to carts. Place heavy duty jug with screw top.
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