Used Oil and Oil Filters

Changing Oil Too Often? You may be wasting time and money by changing your oil more frequently than necessary. Review your owner’s manual for manufacturer’s suggested oil change frequency. CalRecycle has a website that shows manufacturers’ suggested frequency: 

  • Why recycle used oil? One quart of improperly disposed oil can pollute over 250,000 gallons of drinking water.
  • American Petroleum Institute re-refined oil, which is recycled from used oil, has been proven to be equal to or better than oil made from virgin base stock.
  • It takes only one gallon of used oil to make 2.5 quarts of re-refined oil; however, it takes 42 gallons of crude oil to make 2.5 quarts of virgin oil.
  • Don’t forget to buy re-refined oil! It encourages oil recycling programs to grow and cuts our consumption of non-renewable resources.
  • Oil filters are manufactured from high grade steel and are recyclable.

source: CalRecycle and the American Petroleum Institute (API)

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This information above is offered as a public service in an effort to eliminate illegal and improper waste disposal. As the information may not be comprehensive, the Department encourages the public to research additional companies that are available for the services sought. The companies are not affiliated, endorsed or regulated by the Department. Accordingly, as with any professional service, please confirm the accuracy of the company’s information and request copies or verification of the company's license and/or permits to provide the service, prior to utilizing its services. Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, shall the Department be held responsible or liable for reliance on this information.  If you would like to include your company on the list, please contact or call (951) 486-3200.