Used Oil & Used Oil Filter Recycling Campaign

posted July 9, 2012

Own a personal or recreational vehicle, truck, motorcycle, boat, or riding lawn mower, and change the motor oil yourself?

On July 9, 2012, the City launched a “RECYCLING MADE EASY – Used Oil & Used Oil Filter,” campaign.

Aimed at promoting the ease of properly disposing used oil and used oil filters through free curbside/door pickup and local drop off services, the campaign aims to raise awareness by way of public outreach efforts, messages in a variety of media, and distribution of free oil recycling kits.

Free Oil Recycling Kits
Funded with a grant from CalRecycle, the free oil recycling kits consist of a funnel, zip-lock bag, two shop towels, loop filter wrench, and drain pan/storage container that holds 15 quarts (the equivalent amount of three oil changes).

The kits will be distributed to Diamond Bar residents at the following locations/events on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies are depleted:

  • City Hall – 21810 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar
    7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7:30am to 4:30pm Fridays
  • Diamond Bar Center – 1600 Grand Avenue, Diamond Bar
    7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturdays
  • Concerts in the Park @ Sycamore Canyon Park – 22930 Golden Springs Drive
    Wednesday evenings from July 11 through August 22 , 6:30pm to 8pm

Two Free & Convenient Disposal Methods
Once the container is filled, residents should transfer the used oil into a clean plastic container with lid such as a milk jug, and dispose of it through one of the following two free methods:

Scheduling a pickup with waste hauler:

  • Waste Management – curbside  (800.266.7551)
  • Valley Vista Services – door-to-door (800.442.6454)

Dropping off at a State-certified collection center*:

  • AutoZone – 303 S Diamond Bar Boulevard (909.396.4682)
  • Firestone Store – 1150 S Grand Avenue (909.861.4140)
  • Jiffy Lube – 2845 S Diamond Bar Boulevard (909.869.7273)

*Calling the centers before taking oil and filters is recommended.

Did you know?

  • Motor oil doesn't wear out, it just gets dirty; it can be cleaned of contaminants and recycled indefinitely.
  • Oil filters contain steel, a valuable nonrenewable resource, and can be crushed and recycled into other products.
  • No other substances should ever be allowed to mix with used oil because contamination by other chemicals may mean the used oil cannot be recycled.
  • Motor oil that washes into storm drains can create a film on the surface of waterways, depriving aquatic life of necessary sunlight and oxygen.

MORE INFO:

“RECYCLING MADE EASY – Used Oil & Used Oil Filter” campaign - Contact the City’s Public Information Office at 909.839.7055.

Recycling used oil and oil filters - visit CalRecycle website