Used Motor Oil & Filters

Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Special Instructions

For Small Quantities of Used Motor Oil

Curbside collection of used motor oil is available for residential homes, townhomes and mobile home parks.

To recycle used motor oil and oil filters, follow these three easy steps

    1. Order free oil jugs and filter bags by calling your recycling collection company. You must use these City-issued oil jugs and filter bags which are designed to prevent leaks.
    2. Place filled oil jugs and filter bags on the curb near your recycling cart for collection.
    3. After collecting your used motor oil jugs and filter bags, the driver will leave a replacement for what is collected. 

Oil mixed with antifreeze, transmission fluid or any other automotive fluid will NOT be collected.

To Dispose of Large Quantities of Used Motor Oil

Contact the following businesses, or call the Santa Clara County Recycling Hotline at (408) 924-5453.

AutoZone | Several Locations — Find Nearest One
Call ahead to verify. Locations usually accept 5 gallons per household per day. Take to parts counter. No leaking containers please.

Firestone Complete Auto Care | 1895 Tully Rd
Maximum 5 gallons per household per day. Will not accept if contaminated. Transportation container not accepted.

Jiffy Lube | Several Locations — Find Nearest One
Uncontaminated fluid only. Maximum 3 gallons per household per day. Will not accept transport container.

O’Reilly Auto Parts | Several Locations — Find Nearest One
Call ahead to verify. Locations usually accept up to 5 gallons per household per day. Place in clearly labeled, leak-free container (i.e. plastic milk jug.) Take to customer service.

Pick-N-Pull | 1065 Commercial St | (408) 452-1282
Accepts up to 5 gallons per customer per day. Call in advance. Place in leak-free container with a secure lid (i.e. milk jug).

Pick-N-Pull | 1675 Monterey Road | (408) 292-4325
Accepts up to 5 gallons per customer per day. Call in advance. Place in leak-free container with a secure lid (i.e. milk jug).

Safety-Kleen Systems | 1147 N 10th St | (408) 294-8778
Please call ahead for further details and service options.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 1825 E Capitol Expy | (408) 531-0701
Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up5564 Monterey Rd | (408) 224-5500
Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information.

SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 4224 Monterey Hwy | (408) 281-1558
Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information.

storm drain

Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain

Used motor oil is a major contaminant of waterways, so never dump down the drain or in the trash. Filters also leak toxic materials into waterways, which are slow to break down in the environment.

NO-antifreeze

Never Mix with Other Chemicals

Service stations will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else.

Did You Know?

What Happens to Recycled Motor Oil

Used motor oil can be cleaned and recycled, which helps keep it out of waterways. Recycled oil is then used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products; it is usually not recycled and resold as motor oil.