Own a personal or recreational vehicle, truck, motorcycle, boat, or riding lawn mower, and change the motor oil yourself? Take advantage of the City's a “Recycling Made Easy – Used Oil & Used Oil Filter” program. The program is designed to allow for easy and proper disposal used oil and used oil filters through free curbside/door pickup and local drop off services.
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 are available for pick up at 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, or at environmental special events.
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 them at (800) 442-454
Dropping off at a State-certified collection center*:
Auto Zone – 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.