Used Motor Oil & Filters Recycling

It is illegal to dispose of used oil by:

  • Dumping into street or storm drain
  • Depositing in trash (includes oil filters)
  • Pouring on the ground
  • Burning
Used Oil Recycling Centers

Recycle used motor oil at these certified used oil collection centers, which will pay 10¢ for each quart of used oil.  (Please note that used oil filters must be recycled at a Household Hazardous Waste event or center.)

 Foothill Car Wash, Lube Oil & Detail Center
2355 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 248-3906
 Jiffy Lube
2304 Foothill Blvd
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 541-7717

California "Check Your Number" Campaign Challenges 3,000-Mile Oil Change Habit

A recent survey by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) indicates almost 15 million Californians change their motor oil every 3,000 miles or less. However, with today’s advanced technologies, many car makers confirm that their automobiles can now maintain top performance and engine life while going longer between oil changes under normal driving conditions. Motorists can take the first step by checking their owner’s manual or by visiting to find recommended oil change intervals for popular vehicle models. Severe driving conditions may require more frequent oil changes as discussed at

La Cañada Flintridge residents can also recycle used oil and oil filters at Household Hazardous Waste Events.