Used Oil Recycling

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too! Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!).

Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it.

Used motor oil and filters may be recycled at no cost at any of the convenient and local locations listed below.

  • AutoZone -- 1945 Durfee Ave -- (626) 448-0166                    
  • Ditty container Inc. -- 2226 N. Rosemead Blvd -- (626) 454-1182
  • El Monte Muffle Service -- 9716 E. Garvey Ave #A -- (626) 444-2517    
  • Pennzoil 10 Minute Oil Change -- 2750 Rosemead Blvd -- (626) 448-1564
  • *South El Monte City Yard -- 1900 Central Ave -- (626) 579-6540 ext.3200 - *Please call to schedule your appointment to drop off used motor oil/filters for recycling. No Business Waste. Proof of residency is required.     
Before you go, check operation hours of the center and make sure that your oil is NOT mixed with contaminants such as antifreeze, solvent or gasoline.

*Use absorbent such as kitty litter and sweep up leaks and spills. Dispose of the litter in garbage containers. Never wash spills into the storm drain.

Used oil and filters may also be recycled FREE at any LA County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, please call 1(888) CLEAN LA or click here for upcoming events.