What’s the problem?
OIL DOES NOT WEAR OUT – IT JUST GETS DIRTY – DO YOUR PART TO RECYCLE IT RIGHT!
Used motor oil poured on the ground or into storm drains pollutes our soil and water. Cooking oil poured down the drain clogs pipes and creates sewer backups (adding soap only helps temporarily).
Used motor oil, used oil filters, and used cooking oil can safely be recycled and used again. Recycling saves valuable natural resources and protects the health of our community and the environment.
To correctly recycle used motor oil, filters, and cooking oil at the curbside, Oscar follows the curbside collection set out instructions. He places his used motor oil, filters, and cooking oil at the curbside at least 3 feet from other curbside carts and 6 feet from stationary objects by 6 a.m., on the same day as Organics and Garbage collection.*
(*For residents south of Calvine Road, used oil and filters are picked up on Recycling collection day.)
What can I do?
Recycle your used motor oil, filters, and cooking oil in three ways!
- SacGreenTeam picks up customers’ used motor oil, filters, and cooking oil every week at the curbside on your Organics and Garbage collection day (For residents south of Calvine Road, pickup is on Recycling collection day).
- Residents can also drop off used motor oil, filters, and cooking oil for free at a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Center
- CalRecycle provides an interactive map to find Used Oil Certified Collection Centers near you.
Explore the resources in this section to learn how to recycle and you can become a Binfluencer like Oscar Oil, too!