Used Oil Recycling Program

CalRecycle’s Used Oil Recycling Program promotes alternatives to illegal disposal and encourages the recycling of used oil.




Major Program Goals

  • Provide the public with convenient collection locations for used oil.
  • Develop methods to motivate the public to recycle their used oil.
  • Provide payments to local governments for developing and maintaining used oil and oil filter collection and recycling programs.
  • Provide grants to local governments nonprofit organizations, and for research and demonstration projects.

Learn More

  • The Used Oil Enhancement Act:
    • Discourages illegal disposal
    • Promotes used oil recycling statewide

      Publication Category

  • Read our collection of used oil publications on various topics, including:
    • Annual reports
    • Technical reports
    • Guidebooks
    • General public information
  • Learn more about rerefined oil.

Public Service Announcements

3000 Mile Myth
Audio (00:00:30) | PDF Transcript (2008) More information…

Used Oil Should Be Recycled
YouTube (00:00:32)

Used Oil Should Always Be Recycled
YouTube (00:00:26)

Recicle Aceite Usado (En Español)
YouTube (00:00:26)