Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Project

This page provides information regarding the California State Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Used Oil Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) pursuant to the California Senate Bill (SB) 546 (Lowenthal 2009). The bill required a comprehensive LCA of California’s used lubricating and industrial oil management process be coordinated with input from representatives of a broad stakeholder group (California Public Resources Code 2013a). All information may be accessed using the following tabs.

Use the links below to find information about the project’s development and final documents.


If you require assistance accessing documents on this page, contact CalRecycle’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 341-6300.

Final Reports

General Documents


CalRecycle in conjunction with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, has compiled a list of background documents and publications pertinent to the Used Oil LCA Project analyzing the recovery, reuse and disposal of used oil.

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