How to Properly Dispose of Used Motor Oil - Motorcycle Riders, Boaters, Shop Owners

Recycle used motor oil and filters

Find general information about recycling used motor oil and filters.

Motorcycle Riders and Motor Oil

Did you know motorcycle owners change their own oil five times more than average motorists? The only legal way to dispose of used motor oil and filters is to recycle them! Learn more and get coupons for free stuff at RidersRecycle.com.

Boaters and Motor Oil

Bay Area boaters can find out how to safely dispose of used motor oil, oil filters, and oil cleanup absorbent using the 2017-2019 San Francisco Bay Area Clean Boating Map. San Francisco's recreational boaters have access to free hazardous waste pick-up and disposal services. Call 415.330.1405 and make an appointment with Recology to pick up toxic and other hazardous waste directly from your boat.

California’s Boating Clean and Green Program has helpful videos that provide tips on proper motor oil management and fuel management. Watch these videos to see how you can prevent motor oil discharges, properly dispose of used motor oil, fuel your boat without polluting the water and report oil and chemical spills.

Shop Owners: Become a Collection Center

Are you an auto repair or tune-up shop? It pays to be green. Become a used motor oil collection center and earn 16 cents per gallon of oil generated through your business and 40 cents per gallon of oil brought in by do-it-yourselfers. Help keep your neighborhood clean and green! Rick Cole, owner of ABC Auto Parts, says, “By doing my part, I reduce the amount of used motor oil that goes down the storm drain.”