Used Oil, Oil Filters & Absorbents, Used Antifreeze

Acceptable Materials

  • Used Motor Oil
  • Used Engine Oil Filters
  • Oil Absorbent Materials (rags, wipes, toweling, absorbent pads, floor dry, etc)
  • Used antifreeze
  • No Industrial Oil

Prepare for Discarding - Place in Designated Containers

  • Used Oil Must Not Have Gas, Antifreeze, Grease, etc. mixed in.
  • Allow Oil Filters to drain after removal, place in drums at drop-off centers. Oil absorbents can be recycled at designated sites. Absorbents under one gallon per oil change event are exempt from recycling.
  • Antifreeze must not have gas, grease, oil mixed in. All types of automotive antifreeze can be recycled.
  • Consult with site attendant for disposal cost and availability for disposal of items.

Waste Oil Recycling Facts

  • Americans throw away enough used motor oil every year to fill 120 supertankers.
  • Used oil from a single oil change (approx. one gallon) can ruin a million gallons of fresh water - a year's supply for 50 people.
  • An estimated 200 million gallons of used motor oil is improperly disposed of each year in the U.S. by being dumped on the ground, tossed in the trash (ending up in landfills), and poured down storm sewers and drains.
  • Recycling used oil would save the U.S. 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.
  • One gallon of used oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of high-quality lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil.