Motor oil from a household can be recycled at a household hazardous waste collection. Some retail oil change locations may accept used motor oil.
Retail oil change locations and auto parts stores accept used motor oil for recycling.
Recycling drop-offs include Advance Auto Parts, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Napa Auto Parts and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Motor oil must be clean and not mixed with other fluids. Some locations pour-off onsite and require you to take your empty containers with you. Check with your local store for details.
Some city service departments collect used motor oil year-round from residents for recycling. Check with your community. Motor oil is also accepted at your community's household hazardous waste collection.
See intructions from The Spruce on how to dispose of oily rags.
Empty motor oil and antifreeze jugs may have residue of the hazardous materials they held and should be placed in the trash, not recycling, for proper disposal.
Waste from Businesses or Commercial Properties
There are different rules for disposal of hazardous wastes from a business, including motor oil. Businesses must contract with a licensed company for proper disposal or recycling. See the Business Locations list below for options.
Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.