Used Motor Oil and Filters

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Turn in your used motor oil and filters to a certified recycling center and get 40 cents per gallon or an equivalent coupon back.

Used motor oil and filters can be dropped off at any S.A.F.E. Center, Jiffy Lube, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Valvoline or at one of the following locations:

Torrance Auto Repair
1750 W Carson St | (310) 533-1771
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South Bay BMW-Mini
18800 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 683-0536
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South Bay Hyundai
20433 Hawthorne Blvd | (866) 901-9766
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South Bay Lexus
24777 Crenshaw Blvd | (310) 325-9999
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Rick’s Lube Complete Autocare
2540 Sepulveda Blvd | (310) 784-8561
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Scott Robinson Chrysler
20900 Hawthorne Blvd | (424) 299-8800
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Scott Robinson Honda
20340 Hawthorne Blvd | (424) 999-1799
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Hillside Auto Repair
24467 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 373-7676
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Scott Robinson Honda Service Center
2280 Crenshaw Blvd | (855) 415-4660
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Penske Cadillac Buick GMC South Bay
18600 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 697-1800
Map & Directions

Martin Chevrolet
23505 Hawthorne Blvd | (310) 594-5987
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Please do not mix used motor oil with other substances as contaminated oil will not be accepted. Take contaminated oil to a hazardous waste drop-off location.

Learn more about used oil recycling.

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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.


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.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Take to Service Stations

The best way to recycle used motor oil and filters is to take them to a service station or auto shop. Find one that’s certified.

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.