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Motor Oil

This item is hazardous and requires proper disposal.

Used Motor Oil Certified Collection Center Drop-off Location Finder

California Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will take used motor oil from the public and will pay you 40¢ a gallon. Most centers will take up to 5 gallons at a time.

Certified center managers will not accept used motor oil that has been contaminated with other fluids such as antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, or water. Bring contaminated motor oil to a Household Hazardous Waste Facility. See the Used Motor Oil Fact Sheet for more information.

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Clyde accepts this item, but don't put it in your bins.

Put motor oil in clear plastic container like a milk jug. Tape lid to close it securely. Max 3 gal. of oil per pickup. Place oil beside your recycling container.

Concord accepts this item, but don't put it in your bins.

Call 925-682-9113 to request a free 6-quart oil container. MDRR will drop one off to you. Once it is full, call MDRR and they will pick it up.

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