Oil discarded improperly is a hazard to the community. The City of Oxnard’s Fire Department, Hazardous Materials Division team members have commented that even with all the free oil recycling opportunities available, they still find oil discarded on streets and alleyways.
Residents can have a positive impact on the local environment by properly handling and recycling used motor oil and vehicle fluids. Motor oil keeps cars, lawnmowers, and many other machines running smoothly, but once it’s used, it must be properly discarded.
Recycling used motor oil is easy and convenient, with 20 used oil collection centers located throughout Oxnard. Collection centers accept up to five gallons of oil, per person, per day, for free. When recycling, used oil must be placed in clean plastic containers and not mixed with any other fluids or materials. Some centers also accept used motor oil filters. Contact your nearest collection center for more details.
As well as being good for the environment, recycling used motor oil conserves natural resources. Improper disposal is illegal and may result in issuance of citations or penalties. Motor oil poured into the ground, into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container), can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and ocean.
Do the right thing and recycle used motor oil at any of the convenient collection centers located in Oxnard:
Aamco Transmissions, 531 E. Ventura Blvd. 983-8100 (oil & filters)
AutoZone, 150 W. Laurel St. 487-4883 (oil)
AutoZone, 600 N. Ventura Rd. 988-7550 (oil)
Channel Islands Harbor Fuel Dock, 3855 Pelican Way Boat 382-3007 (boat oil & filters)
Cuevas Automotive, 731 E. Date St. 486-1644 (oil & filters)
DCH Honda of Oxnard, 1500 E. Ventura Blvd. 973-1000 (oil)
DCH Toyota of Oxnard, 1631 Auto Center Drive, 988-2321 (oil)
Del Norte Recycling, 111 S. Del Norte Blvd. 278-8200 (oil & filters)
Dob’s Brake & Auto, 330 S. Oxnard Blvd. 483-4771 (oil & filters)
Hill’s Automotive, 1560 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-3400 (oil & filters)
Ipatzi Auto Repair, 1535 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-1056 (oil & filters)
Jiffy Lube, 101 W. Esplanade Dr. 278-9931 (oil & filters)
Jiffy Lube, 611 S. Rose Ave. 648-6457 (oil & filters)
Kragen Auto Parts, 151 W. Gonzales Rd. 485-6226 (oil & filters)
Kragen Auto Parts, 2706 Saviers Rd. 483-0194 (oil & filters)
Lister’s Autocare, 429 N. Oxnard Blvd. 483-2176 (oil & filters)
Pep Boys, 939 S. Oxnard Blvd. 486-6387 (oil & filters)
Sharp’s Auto Services, 5577 Saviers Rd. 488-3110 (oil & filters)
Tito’s Automotive, 1311 Commercial Ave. 486-9025 (oil & filters)
Walmart, 2001 N. Rose Ave. 981-0696 (oil & filters)
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