Department of Public Works
LA County DPW Household Hazardous Waste Guide

Motor Oil Drop-off Centers
Used Oil Schedule Your guide to household hazardous waste

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the oil from a single oil change (1 gallon) can ruin the taste of a million gallons of drinking water. According to federal reports, used motor oil accounts for more than 40 percent of the total oil pollution of our nation's harbors and waterways. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that used motor oil can contain toxic chemicals and contaminants such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium; all which pose a serious health threat to humans, plants, and animals.

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 (petroleum) and is good for the environment too! Don’t throw your used oil down the sewer or in the trash, Recycle It!

The County offers free convenient sites for residents to safely dispose of their non-contaminated used motor oil and oil filters. Please check below for a center near you. The next time you change the oil from your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or lawnmower take it to one of the following County Used Motor Oil Collection Centers.

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Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Store your used motor oil in a sealed, leak-proof container.

  2. Do not mix oil with gasoline, automotive liquids, other liquids or debris. This contamination makes it hazardous and not recyclable.

  3. Bring your non-contaminated used motor oil to one of our free Permanent Used Motor Oil Collection Centers or other available disposal outlets.

Permanent Used Motor Oil Collection Centers
County Maintenance Yard
252 W Mountain View St, Altadena
7 am - 4:30 pm M-Th, 7 am - 3 pm F
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County Maintenance Yard
14747 E Ramona Blvd
Baldwin Park
7 am - 3:30 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
10179 Glenoaks Blvd
Sun Valley
7 am - 4 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
23533 Civic Center Way
7 am - 4 pm M-F
Beaches and Harbor Department
13483 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey 90292
7:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
38126 N. Sierra Way
7 am - 3:30 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
17931 Sierra Hwy
Canyon Country
7 am - 3:30 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
12015 Shoemaker Ave.
Santa Fe Springs
7:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F
County Maintenance Yard
5520 W. 83rd St
Los Angeles
7 am - 4 pm M-F
IMPORTANT NOTE: Abandoning other waste, including hazardous waste, at any of these Centers is ILLEGAL and can result in fines and imprisonment. To dispose of contaminated used motor oil and other household hazardous waste, bring it to our HHW collection events (limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip. Recycle your used motor oil filter at the following oil filter exchange events.
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