The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's (CalRecycle) Used Oil Recycling Program develops and promotes alternatives to the illegal disposal of used oil by establishing a statewide network of collection opportunities and undertaking outreach efforts to inform and motivate the public to recycle 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 development and maintenance of used oil and oil filter collection and recycling programs.
  • Provide grants to local governments, nonprofit organizations, and for research and demonstration projects.

Learn More...

  • Learn more about the Used Oil Enhancement Act, which is a law designed to discourage the illegal disposal and to promote used oil recycling statewide.
  • Read our collection of used oil publications covering varying topics including annual reports, technical reports, guidebooks and general public information.
  • Learn more about rerefined oil.