Motor Oil and Filter Recycling
Certified Used Oil Collection Centers
Used Oil Recycling Centers are a free service to all Oxnard residents.
No Appointments are necessary
CalRecycle encourages the recycling of used motor oil by certifying used oil recycling collection centers throughout the state. Certified Used Oil Collection Centers will take used motor oil from the public and will pay you 40¢ a gallon. Most centers will take up to 5 gallons at a time.
- Motor oil brought to recycling centers must not be contaminated. Never mix solvents, water, gasoline or antifreeze with your used oil.
- Use plastic containers that seal tightly and are pourable.
- Oil is accepted in 5 gallon (or smaller) containers.
- Filters must be drained and put in a leak proof container.
- Call the center before you take in your oil. If their tank is full, they can refer you to another nearby location.
- Bring your oil ONLY during hours of operation.
- Free oil recycling containers are available at the Del Norte Regional Recycling & Transfer Station and Oxnard Fire Stations.
The following is a list of all Used Oil Recycling Centers in the City of Oxnard:
Call Center for Hours of Operation & Quantities Accepted
Limit: 5 Gallons
Why Recycle Used Oil?
Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too! Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers. Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it. That’s a winning combination!
What About Contaminated Oil?
Certified center managers will not accept used motor oil that has been contaminated with other fluids such as antifreeze, solvents, gasoline, or water. So please, don’t mix your used oil with anything. However, if your used oil accidentally gets contaminated, your certified center manager can tell you where to take it for proper disposal. Alternatively, you can get information from your local government contact about how to deal with your suspected contaminated oil.
Last Updated: May 14 2015