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- Used motor oil, used motor oil filters, and cooking oil are collected the same day as garbage - January 2019
- Place oil in rigid or semi-rigid plastic one gallon containers with lids taped shut.
- Max is three (3) one gallon containers per collection.
- Oil filters must be drained and placed in a sealed plastic bag.
- Place used motor oil, used oil filters, and cooking oil 3 feet away from the garbage cart.
- Contaminated oil will not be collected.
- Drop off locations:
North Area Recovery Station
Other Drop-off Locations
Reasons to Recycle
Recycling used motor oil and filters reduces our dependence on oil, saves valuable resources, and protects the health of our families. Furthermore, it is illegal to dispose of used motor oil in sewers, drainage systems, surface waters, ground waters, water courses, marine waters, onto the land, in the trash or by domestic incineration.
Did you know?
- Used oil contains contaminants such as lead, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, cadmium, and chlorinated compounds.
- Used motor oil represents more than 40 percent of the oil pollution in our country's waterways.
- One gallon of used motor oil can pollute one million gallons of drinking water.
- Used oil is easy to recycle. It can be re-refined into motor or biodiesel oil.
- Even after draining, used oil filters contain about 10 ounces of used oil, as well as one pound of reusable steel.