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Oil Filters

Oil filters include any type of filter unit intended to remove contaminants in a petroleum-based oil lubrication system.

Household Hazardous Waste

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

Put your filter in a plastic bag or sealed container. If your curbside program does not have a pick-up program, California Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will also take used oil filters from the public. Call first. Used Motor Oil Certified Collection Center Drop-off Location Finder

Oil filters are considered hazardous waste and are banned from landfills, however, they are also completely recyclable. Each filter has about a pound of re-usable steel. Each oil filter has on average, more than 10 fluid ounces of used motor oil, even after draining! All of this trapped motor oil adds up to more than two million gallons of used oil going into the environment, the water system or into landfills in California each year from filters that aren’t properly recycled. Oil recovered from the recycled filters is made back into motor oil.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
O'Reilly Auto Parts(Alameda-Blanding) 2327 Blanding Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Certified Collection Site
AutoZone 1125 Park St Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Certified Used Oil & Filter Collection Center.
O'Reilly Auto Parts (Alameda-Central) 704 Central Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Certified Collection Site
Oil Changers (Alameda) 2425 Lincoln Ave. Alameda Recycle Free Drop-off Certified Collection Site
Tire Choice 431 San Pablo Avenue Albany Recycle Free Drop-off Certified Collection Center
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 3426 Deer Valley Rd. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 2635 Somersville Rd. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Kragen-O'Reilly Auto Parts 2024 A St. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Roesbery Car Care 2700 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Delta HHW Collection Facility 2550 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off, Drop-off for a Fee
All Around Automotive 2700 Somersville Rd. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
Valvoline Express Care 3412 Hillcrest Ave. Antioch Recycle Free Drop-off
AutoZone 652 Bailey Rd. Bay Point Recycle Free Drop-off
City of Berkeley Marina 201 University Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Used oil fitlers. Call first.
Oil Changers (Berkeley) 2246 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Holland Auto Service 2203 San Pablo Ave Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Jiffy Lube (960 University Ave) 960 University Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Berkeley Honda Autocenter 2627 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off Used oil fitlers. Call first.
Berkeley Transfer Station 1201 2nd St. Berkeley Recycle Free Drop-off
Bethel Harbor 3405 Harbor Rd. Bethel Island Recycle Free Drop-off

Curbside Service

Special Action Note
Alameda
Place used oil filter in a sealed zipper-locked bag next to the recycling cart. Free 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
Oil filters must be placed in a zipper-lock style bag on the curb next to your Blue Recycling Cart for collection. Do not place bags on top of the cart. Contact ACI at 510-483-1400 to request a Used Oil Recycling Kit. Up to three (3) 1-gallon filter bags per week.
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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
Residential cart customers: place in sealed zip bag next to cart. Do not place inside cart.
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Fremont
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
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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 in sealable plastic bag.
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Livermore
Single Family Service - Place bag on the curb next to your Recycling cart on collection day. Call hauler for sealable bag.
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Newark
Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
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Oakland
Order free motor oil filter bag and jug from CWS. Place next to carts for pick up.
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Piedmont
Pleasanton
Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
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San Leandro
Place used oil filter in a sealed zipper-locked bag next to the recycling cart. Free filter bags may be requested from ACI.
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
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Union City
Single Family & Parcelized Multifamily Dwellings: Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
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