Used Motor Oil & Filters

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains
Hazardous Waste

Recycle your used motor oil and oil filters from automobiles and motor powered recreational or gardening equipment for free during normal business hours at the following Certified Used Oil Recycling Centers:

Truckee Automotive 
11410 Deerfield Drive |  530-587-5705
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Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Truckee Rents, Inc
10410 River Park Place | 530-587-7832
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Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts 
11359 Deerfield Dr | 530-587-3296
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Monday – Saturday 7:30am – 8pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm

Eastern Regional Landfill

Store your oil in a clean plastic container. Containers are available at no charge; ask for one at a certified collection center. Drain oil filters for 24 hours. Place filters in a plastic bag or bucket.

Do Not Mix Oil with the Following: Water, Gasoline, Kerosene, Anti-Freeze, Brake Fluid, Paint, Varnishes, Degreaser, and Paint Thinner.

If oil is mixed with anything please dispose of it properly as Hazardous Waste.

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Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain

Used motor oil is a major contaminant of waterways, so never dump down the drain or in the trash. Filters also leak toxic materials into waterways, which are slow to break down in the environment.


Never Mix with Other Chemicals

Service stations will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Take to Service Stations

The best way to recycle used motor oil and filters is to take them to a service station or auto shop. Find one that’s certified.

Did You Know?

What Happens to Recycled Motor Oil

Used motor oil can be cleaned and recycled, which helps keep it out of waterways. Recycled oil is then used to make heating oil, asphalt and other petroleum-based products; it is usually not recycled and resold as motor oil.