Recycling Motor Oil and Filters
You can help keep motor oil out of our waterways and ground water by recycling the oil and filters from your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, recreational vehicle, or lawnmower. It's becoming easier to recycle oil and filters since more retail outlets and service stations accept these materials.

Used Oil is Useful
Old motor oil can be refined, reconditioned, or reprocessed to be usable again. It can be reprocessed to generate heat and used in power plants to generate electricity or re-refined to be used in engine oils.

Most Auto Shops Recycle Their Oil
If you take your car to an automotive service outlet, you can be fairly certain that they recycle the oil that they change. But if you're not sure, ask.

If You Change Your Own Oil
If you change your own oil, recycle or dispose of it properly through household hazardous waste (HHW) or recycling facilities, auto parts shops, or other collection sites.

If you recycle two gallons of used oil, it can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours.