Used Oil Recycling

WRCOG's Oil Recycling Program and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program seek to reduce the improper disposal of used motor oil, filters, and other HHW that can contaminate water and the surrounding land management. Please refer to the resources provided below on the proper method to disposing of your materials. These programs are funded by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and are operated in partnership with WRCOG member agencies.

Used Oil Collection Centers 

Locate a used oil-certified collection center near you by using CalRecycle’s locator tool.  Some centers accept used oil filters, which is indicated in the information box. You may also call the Earth’s 911 hotline (1-800-CLEANUP) to find a center near you. 

Used Oil & Filter Exchange Events

WRCOG’s exchange events are designed to promote the proper recycling and disposal of used oil and oil filters. Members of the public can participate in the Virtual Exchange Program via Facebook by clicking on the events page and taking the online survey. During events, participants may recycle up to five gallons of used motor oil in a sealed container and replace up to two (2) used oil filters in exchange for a new or of equal or lesser value. This program is funded by CalRecycle and is operated in partnership with WRCOG member agencies. 

Household Hazardous Wastes Resources

Household Hazardous Wastes include paint, used motor oil, lawn and garden products, electronic waste, and safe sharps.  Please click on a below flyer to find locations to properly recycle these types of items.