Residential Used Oil Collection
Do You Change Your Own Oil?
If so, please make sure to recycle your used oil and oil filters to help keep California safe and pollution-free.
Used Oil Filter Recycling
Recycling used oil filters is becoming more popular with DYI mechanics. Every time you change your oil, not only can the oil be recycled, but so can the oil filter. Did you know that each used oil filter contains about one pound of re-usable steel and ten ounces of recyclable oil even after draining? Instead of throwing used oil filters in the trash (which is illegal), take them to one of the Certified Used Oil Collection Centers in Fountain Valley (see the list below to see which ones accept oil filters). There is no charge for disposing of used oil filters, and there is no I.D. or paperwork required to participate.
Certified Used Oil Collection Centers
Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will take used motor oil from the public and will pay you 40¢ a gallon. There are seven Certified Used Oil Collection Centers in Fountain Valley (see the list below). Most centers will take up to 5 gallons at a time. Most centers will also accept used oil filters.
What About Contaminated Oil?
Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will not accept used motor oil that has been contaminated with other fluids, such as antifreeze, solvents, gasoline or water. Therefore, don't mix your used motor oil with anything. However, if your used oil accidentally gets contaminated, a Certified Used Oil Collection Center can tell you where to take it for proper disposal.
|Collection Center||Street Address||Phone Number||Accepts Used Oil Filters|
|AutoZone #4037||18533 Brookhurst St.||714-965-4083||Yes|
|Firestone Complete Auto Care #27W5||17975 Magnolia Ave.||714-842-3341||Yes|
|Fountain Valley Tire Pros||18302 Ward St.||714-862-9773||Yes|
|Valvoline Instant Oil Change||9525 Warner Ave||714-473-7705||No|
|O'Reilly Auto Parts #2673||9880 Warner Ave.||714-964-6427||Yes|
|Purrfect Auto Service||16780 Harbor Blvd.||714-839-3899||Yes|