Recycle Used Oil and Filters! July 14, 2014 Email It’s Quick, It’s Easy and It’s the Right Thing To Do! Every year approximately 13 million gallons of motor oil that has been sold to the public is unaccounted for. California has no record of that motor oil being recycled. What happens to it? Maybe it is disposed of improperly… thrown down the storm drain, poured down the drain, poured on to a patch in the back yard, or thrown into the garbage. Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. If these contaminants reach the ground, they can seep into our water supply and cause serious pollution. If they are released into our storm drain system they get washed away with the next rains directly into the ocean! Yes, used oil is very recyclable.</strong/> Used oil can be re-refined or processed into fuel oil. Oil filters contain used oil and steel. Both are valuable nonrenewable resources. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, and conserving a valuable resource. That’s a winning combination! Find a Certified Collection Center in the City of Torrance! For more information on used oil and filter recycling visit CalRecycle. One response to “Recycle Used Oil and Filters!” It’s interesting that you mentioned how used oil can be indefinitely used over and over again by recycling it. That seems to be awesome! I’d be sure to have ours gathered and recycled once it fills a bucket or two. It would be better for the oil to be used again rather than seeping into the ground and poisoning us all. Thanks for the informative article on why one should recycle their used oils! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.