Used Oil Recycling Program

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.

Public Service Announcements

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

Used Oil Recycling (2007)

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

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

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

For more information contact: Certified Collection Center, or Household Hazardous Waste,