Used Motor Oil & Filters

Take Pride in Your Ride! ~ Recycle Used Motor Oil & Filters

West Contra Costa County residents have several options for recycling used motor oil & drained filters.

Used oil when improperly disposed is harmful to you, your children, wildlife and the natural environment.

It is illegal and against the law to pour used oil down any drain or to throw used oil and filters in the trash.

Have you heard the news? "Frequent oil changes do not necessarily mean better performance or longer engine life. By following the manufacturer's recommendations, you will not only do right by your ride, but you'll also benefit the environment by using fewer resources."  Visit to see oil change recommendations for your particular vehicle. For more information on the State of California used oil recycling programs visit CalRecycle.

Motorcycle Owners Check out for helpful tips and resources on used oil recycling and more!

FREE Drop-off at HHW facility

Residents of El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, San Pablo and El Sobrante may drop-off used oil and filters at the HHW Collection Facility.

FREE Curbside Collection Program Also Available to Richmond Sanitary Service Customers (Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, Richmond, and San Pablo only)

Easy and Safe Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

Residents of Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Hercules and Pinole:

  1. Call Richmond Sanitary Service (RSS) 510-262-7100 to request a Free oil change kit.
  2. Drain used oil from the engine and the oil filter into the container.  Place filters in the plastic bag. 
  3. Call RSS to schedule a pick-up.
  4. Set out a full oil container & drained filter in plastic bag in view of or near the curb on your scheduled oil collection day. Your kit will be replaced with an empty oil collection kit.

Residents of El Cerrito:

  1. Call El Cerrito Recycling Center 510-215-4350 for a free oil recycling kit.
  2. Drain your oil into a drain pan. Transfer used oil from pan into a reusable container with a tight-fitting lid.  Put your drained filter into a sealed plastic bag.
  3. Call 510-215-4350 to schedule an appointment to have your oil & filter picked up curbside.

   Set out a maximum of 2 containers & 2 filters in view of or near the curb on your scheduled collection day.

FREE Used oil & filter drop-off at Retail Locations

Residents may drop-off these items off for recycling at several Used Oil & Filters Recycling Centers.  In addition to those locations found in the previous site locator, you may drop of used oil at many locations in West County.

We highly recommend calling ahead to confirm drop off hours and availability:

*locations that also accept oil filters


1350 Macdonald Blvd
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 233-8608

O'Reilly Auto Parts
243 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 234-6364

O'Reilly Auto Parts
12925 San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 235-7373

13100 San Pablo Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 236-6650

Firestone Store*
1001 Hilltop Mall
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 222-4422
Oil Changer
3144 Shane Dr
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 758-7517
Marina Bay Yacht Harbor*
1340 Marina Way South
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 236-1013
West Contra Costa HHW Facility*
101 Pittsburg Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 412-4500
1015 Market Ave.
Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 233-7341

San Pablo:

Auto Zone*
14270 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 236-3100

Complete Auto Repair Service (CARS)*
13052 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 232-2277
O'Reilly Auto Parts 
14420 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 232 6100

Speed Lube
14639 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 236-9617

 El Cerrito:

El Cerrito Recycling & Environmental Resource Center
7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 215-4350

O'Reilly Auto Parts
10680 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-3940

O'Reilly Auto Parts
9989 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, Ca 94530
(510) 524-0267

Speed Oil Change Center*
10175 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-4203

Honda of El Cerrito*
11755 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94547
(510) 412 - 6107

 El Sobrante:

El Sobrante Town Garage*
4012 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante CA 94803
(510) 222-1500
In & Out Oil Tune & Brake
3220 San Pablo Dam Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 222-2300


O'Reily Auto Parts*
1442 Fitzgerald Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 758-5155

O'Reilly Auto Parts
1251 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 741-1161

1475 Fitzgerald Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 758-4200
Pinole-Rodeo Auto Wreckers
700 Parker Avenue
Rodeo, CA
(510) 758-2095



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