Used Oil & Used Oil Filter Recycling Campaign
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 – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays
- Diamond Bar Center – 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays
- Concerts in the Park at Sycamore Canyon Park – Wednesday evenings from July 11 through August 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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) – Call them at 800-266-7551
- Valley Vista Services (Door to Door) – Call the mat 800-442-454
- Dropping off at a State-certified collection center*:
- AutoZone – Call them at 909-396-4682
- Firestone Store – Call them at 909-861-4140
- Jiffy Lube – Call them at 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.
For more information, call 909-839-7055 or visit the CalRecycle website.