Used Motor Oil and Filters Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Hazardous Waste It is illegal to pour used oil down any drain or to throw used oil and filters in the trash. Here are programs available to dispose of your used oil properly. Be sure to review the legal requirements for handling, transport and drop off here. 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 Republic Services Customers (Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, Richmond, San Pablo and unincorporated communities of Bayview, El Sobrante, Montalvin Manor, North Richmond, Tara Hills only) Call Republic Services at 510-262-7100 to request a free Oil Recycling Kit (includes a special unbreakable plastic container with a secure screw-on top and leak-proof filter bag), Drain used oil from the engine and the oil filter into the container. Place filters in the filter bag. Call call Republic Services at (510) 262-7100 to schedule a pick-up. Set out a full oil container & drained filter in plastic bag in view of or near the curb on your scheduled oil collection day. El Cerrito Residents: Call El Cerrito Recycling Center (510) 215-4350 for a free oil recycling kit. 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. 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 Certified Used Oil & Filter Drop-Off at Retail Locations Note: We highly recommend calling ahead to confirm drop-off hours and availability. List updated May 1, 2023. Richmond: AutoZone 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 AutoZone 13102 San Pablo Ave Richmond, CA 94805 (510) 236-6650 Oil Changers 3144 Shane Dr Richmond, CA 94804 (510) 758-7517 West Contra Costa HHW Facility 101 Pittsburg Avenue Richmond, CA 94801 (888) 412-9277 San Pablo: Auto Zone 14270 San Pablo Avenue San Pablo, CA 94806 (510) 236-3100 Oil Changers #8042700 El Portal DriveSan Pablo, CA 94806(510) 662-3090 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 Pinole: O’Reily Auto Parts 1442 Fitzgerald Dr Pinole, CA 94564 (510) 758-5155 AutoZone 1475 Fitzgerald Dr Pinole, CA 94564 (510) 758-4200 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 Additional Resources: Call 1-800-CLEANUP (800-253-2687) to find a certified used oil and filter recycling locations by using your zip code (from www.earth911.com‘s Recycling Locator). Visit CheckYourNumber.org to see oil change recommendations for your particular vehicle. Motorcycle owners – check out RidersRecycle.com for helpful tips and resources on used oil recycling and more! Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain Used motor oil is a major contaminant of waterways, so never dump down the drain or in the trash. Filters also leak toxic materials into waterways, which are slow to break down in the environment. Never Mix with Other Chemicals Service stations will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else. Alternative Ways to Recycle Take to Service Stations The best way to recycle used motor oil and filters is to take them to a service station or auto shop. Find one that’s certified. Did You Know? What Happens to Recycled Motor Oil Used motor oil can be cleaned and recycled, which helps keep it out of waterways. Recycled oil is then used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products. It is usually not recycled and resold as motor oil.