Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
SEARCH

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
Roesbery Car Care 400 Diablo Rd. Danville Recycle Free Drop-off
RyNck Tire & Auto Center (Concord) 5288A Clayton Valley Rd. Concord Recycle Free Drop-off
RyNck Tire & Auto Center (Pleasanton) 3420 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton Recycle Free Drop-off
Safety Kleen (San Jose) 1147 N 10th Street San Jose Safe Disposal Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Rohnert Park) 5750 Commerce Blvd Rohnert Park Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
Safety Kleen Systems (Sacramento) 6000 88th Street Sacramento Recycle Pick-up for a Fee
San Francisco Honda's 9th Avenue Service Center 1259 9th Ave. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Oil filters can have up to 1/2 a quart of oil still in them. Please drain your filter and recycle both the oil and filter.
San Francisco Honda's Marina Service Center 2098 Lombard St. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off Oil filters can have up to 1/2 a quart of oil still in them. Please drain your filter and recycle both the oil and filter.
San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor San Francisco Marina at Marina Blvd. San Francisco Recycle Free Drop-off
San Leandro Chrysler Dodge Jeep 1444 Marina Blvd. San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
San Leandro Ford 1111 Marina Blvd San Leandro Recycle Free Drop-off
Sears Auto Service Department (660 W. Winton Ave) 660 W. Winton Ave. Hayward Recycle Free Drop-off
Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) 333 Shoreway Road San Carlos Recycle Free Drop-off Public Recycling Center
SMaRT Station 301 Carl Rd Sunnyvale Recycle Free Drop-off The SMaRT Station serves Mountain View and Sunnyvale residents only.
Speed Lube 14639 San Pablo Ave. San Pablo Recycle Free Drop-off
Speed Oil Change Center (5225 Shattuck Ave) 5225 Shattuck Ave. Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Speed Oil Change Center (Hegenberger) 2 Hegenberger Rd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Speed Oil Change Center (San Pablo Ave) 10175 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito Recycle Free Drop-off
SpeeDee - Midas 7377 Brentwood Blvd. Brentwood Recycle Free Drop-off
Speedee Oil Change & Tune Up (Pleasanton) 44 Mission Dr. Pleasanton 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.
###
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.
###
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.
###
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.
###
Emeryville
Residential cart customers: place in sealed zip bag next to cart. Do not place inside cart.
###
Fremont
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
###
Hayward
Call TriCED to request free used motor oil jugs and filter bags. Up to 2 jugs and 1 bag.
###
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
###
Livermore
Single Family Service - Place bag on the curb next to your Recycling cart on collection day. Call hauler for sealable bag.
###
Newark
Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
###
Oakland
Order free motor oil filter bag and jug from CWS. Place next to carts for pick up.
###
Piedmont
Pleasanton
Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag. Hauler can provide.
###
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.
###
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
###
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
###
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Single Family Service - Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
###
Union City
Single Family & Parcelized Multifamily Dwellings: Next to carts. Place in sealable plastic bag.
###

Questions? Comments?   We're here to help!      Get in touch!

Additional Tools

  • Item Search
  • Vendor Search
  • Information for Vendors

Grab the mobile apps for answers on the go:

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play
Brought to you by A public agency reducing waste in Alameda County since 1976.