Motor Oil


Updated on March 11, 2018



Put Motor Oil Recycling Kit next to the recycling bin. Contact California Waste Solutions (510–625–5263, to request a kit. Alternatively, you can drop off at the Oakland Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility.


If possible, consider purchasing an electric vehicle which eliminates the need for motor oil.


Motor oil picks up a variety of hazardous contaminants when used in engines and transmissions. These contaminants include lead, cadmium, chromium, arsenic, dioxins, benzene and polycyclic aromatics. If used motor oil and the contaminants it contains are disposed of inappropriately and released into the environment, they can harm humans, plants, animals, fish and shellfish.

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