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.

More Information

For more information, call 909-839-7055 or visit the CalRecycle website.