Got Oil? It's easy to recycle used motor oil, used oil filters, & cooking oil. Just set them curbside on garbage day and we'll pick them up!
Please follow these easy set out reminders:
- Place used oil in a rigid or semi-rigid one-gallon plastic container, such as milk/juice/water jugs, detergent, or cooking oil bottles.
- Max is three one-gallon containers per collection.
- Lids need to be securely closed. Screw-top lids are best. Tape lids to avoid spills!
- Used oil filters must be drained and placed in a zip-lock plastic bag.
- Place used motor oil, used oil filters, and cooking oil on the curb 3 feet away from the garbage cart.
- Don't mix cooking and motor oil, and don't mix motor oil with other automotive fluids, such as antifreeze or brake fluid.
- Residents can drop off these items at no additional cost at a local Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Center.
This curbside service is provided at no additional charge as part of your regular weekly garbage service.
Reasons to Recycle
Recycling used motor oil and filters reduces our dependence on oil, saves valuable resources, and protects the health of our families. Furthermore, it is illegal to dispose of used motor oil in sewers, drainage systems, surface waters, ground waters, water courses, marine waters, onto the land, in the trash or by domestic incineration.
Did you know?
- Used oil contains contaminants such as lead, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, cadmium, and chlorinated compounds.
- Used motor oil represents more than 40 percent of the oil pollution in our country's waterways.
- One gallon of used motor oil can pollute one million gallons of drinking water.
- Used oil is easy to recycle. It can be re-refined into motor or biodiesel oil.
- Even after draining, used oil filters contain about 10 ounces of used oil, as well as one pound of reusable steel.