Used Oil

Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling
Agricultural Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling Centers
Airport Used Oil & Filter Recycling
Boater Program
Re-refined Oil

Official CalRecycle Logo for Used Oil Recycling
 
 
 
 
 
Disposing of Used Oil in your Garbage Bin or in the Stormdrain Can Contaminate Groundwater and Surface Water.
 
 
 
 

  • Used oil and filters can be taken to a state Certified Collection Center (CCC) however, some locations do not accept filters. The CCCs are required by state law to pay a $0.40 per gallon recycling incentive upon your request. Call Centers for hours of operation. For a listing of CCC locations click Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery or contact your local HHW/Recycling Coordinator.
  • Call the CCC before you take your used oil in for recycling to ensure the center has room in their storage tank for additional oil.
  • Never mix used oil with solvents, water, gasoline, antifreeze or any other substances. Contaminated oil will not be accepted and must be taken to an HHW facility for disposal. 
  • Use 5-gallon (or smaller) containers that seal tightly yet are pourable. Most CCCs have a daily limit of 5-gallons per person, per day.
  • Filters must be drained and put in a leak proof container, such as a plastic zip-lock bag.
  • Do not leave oil, filters, or containers onsite after regular business hours.

Collected used oil is either reprocessed or re-refined. Re-refined oil undergoes an extensive process to remove contaminants and replace additives to produce a good-as-new base oil. Reprocessing involves blending used oil with virgin stock to make industrial heating fuel. The metal in used filters can be made into new metal products, such as rebar building material. 

Take other types of hazardous materials to your local HHW collection facility.

Call 805/658-4321 for more information on any of the used oil recycling programs.

Farm Tractor Plowing Field

There are three (3) recycling centers strategically located in Ventura County specifically for collecting agricultural used oil and filters for recycling.  ONLY AGRICULTURAL USED OIL GENERATORS ARE ALLOWED to recycle used oil and filters at these locations free of charge.  

Agricultural used oil recycling centers do not offer a recycling incentive payment as they are not open to the general public. 

Contaminated oil IS NOT accepted - contact a permitted waste oil hauler for disposal.  Agricultural used oil generators may transport up to one 55-gallon drum sized container of used motor oil per trip and recycle the used oil at one of the following three centers:

William L. Morris Chevrolet
1024 E. Ventura Street (Hwy 126)
Fillmore, CA 93015
 (805) 524-0333
Hrs: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Sat 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Silvas Oil Company, Inc.
1757 E. Wooley Road
Oxnard, CA 93030
 (805) 486-4581
Hrs: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LBL Equipment
4755 E. Los Angeles Avenue
Somis, CA 93066
 (805) 386-3250
Call for days/hours open

DO NOT LEAVE EMPTY CONTAINERS/DRUMS - TAKE THEM WITH YOU!

Click here for a statewide listing of agricultural used oil collection centers.

Aeroplane Flying

Ventura County's Airport Used Oil Collection Program provides local pilots and aircraft owners with an easy way to properly dispose of used oil and filters. Pilots can recycle their used engine oil and filters at facilities set up at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports as well as at State Certified Collection Centers throughout Ventura County. Each airport's collection site features drums for used engine oil as well as a container for oil filters.

Aircraft tenants at Camarillo and Oxnard can obtain free, reusable containers by contacting their airport's main office below or click www.ventura.org/airports.

  •  Camarillo Airport
    805/388-4497

  • Oxnard Airport
     
    805/382-3022

Aircraft tenants at the Santa Paula Airport can take their used oil and filters to one of the State Certified Collection Centers located in the community. These centers are listed below. Santa Paula Airport tenants can obtain a free, reusable container while supplies last by calling the Santa Paula Solid Waste & Recycling Department at 805/933-4219.

  • Auto Zone
    159 E. Harvard Blvd.

     933-1339 - Does not accept filters

  • Kragen Auto Parts
    275 W. Harvard Blvd.

     933-4983

Residents can take their used motor oil and filters to a local Certified Collection Center (CCC). For a listing of CCC locations click Department of Recycling Resources and Recovery (CalRecycle) or contact your local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Recycling Coordinator.

Take other types of hazardous materials to your local HHW collection facility.

For more information, contact Don Sheppard at:
 805/658-4318 or
 don.sheppard@ventura.org

Boat Cruising on Water

 

 

The following locations accept used motor oil and oil filters from boaters for proper disposal. Do not leave used oil or oil filters after hours. Used oil contaminated with any other fluids will not be accepted.  Contaminated oil can be properly disposed of at a local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

 

 

 

Ventura Harbor
Dave's Marine
1404 Anchor's Way
 644-6776

Ventura Port District Collection Facility
1431 Spinnaker Drive

(for slip tenants only)
 642-8618

Channel Islands Harbor
Harbor Department Fuel Dock

3855 Pelican Way
 382-3011

Lake Casitas
Lake Casitas Marina & Boat Rentals
11311 Santa Ana Road
 649-2043

Bilge Water Pump-Out Facility

A bilge pump-out station is available to all boaters, free of charge, at the Channel Islands Harbor Department Administration Dock, located next to the Harbor Department Fuel Dock at 3855 Pelican Way. Use of this facility prevents oil, diesel, and other hazardous products from being pumped into our sensitive waters and reduces wear and tear on a boat's bilge pump. Boaters using this facility are reminded not to use detergents or degreasers in their bilges as it interferes with the oil and water separation process of the equipment.

Bilge Pad Exchange Program

Free, absorbent bilge pads and disposal of used pads are available at the following locations.  Do not leave used pads after hours.

Ventura Harbor
Dave's Marine

1404 Anchor's Way
 805/644-6776

Ventura Port District Collection Facility
1431 Spinnaker Drive

(for slip tenants only)
 805/642-8618

Ventura Harbor Marine Fuel Dock
1449 Spinnaker Drive #C

 805/644-4046

Channel Islands Harbor
Harbor Department Fuel Dock

3855 Pelican Way
 805/382-3011

Marine Battery Disposal

The following locations accept marine batteries for proper disposal. Do not leave batteries after hours.

Ventura Harbor
Ventura Port District Collection Facility

1431 Spinnaker Drive
(for slip tenants only)
 805/642-8618

Channel Islands Harbor
Harbor Department Fuel Dock
3855 Pelican Way
 805/382-3011

Lake Casitas
Lake Casitas Marina & Boat Rentals
11311 Santa Ana Road
 805/649-2043

All Certified Used Oil Collection Centers are certified by the state Department of Recycling Resources and Recovery. Most Certified Centers also accept drained oil filters as well as used motor oil. Certified Centers are required to pay a used oil recycling incentive of  $0.40 per gallon if requested. Please call the Center nearest you for business hours. Please note: it is illegal to leave oil after business hours.  For a complete listing of state Certified Used Oil Collection Center locations, check the Department of Recycling Resources and Recovery web site. Other types of hazardous materials can be taken to your local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

What is re-refined oil?

Re-refined oil is used motor oil that undergoes an extensive re-refining process to remove contaminants and produce new base oil that is as good or better than oil made from crude. This base oil is then sold to blenders who replace the additive packages to produce lubricants such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and grease. A molecule of re-refined oil is identical to a molecule of crude oil because oil doesn’t wear out, it just gets dirty.

Why use re-refined oil?

Re-refining used oil avoids the environmental impacts associated with drilling and transportation of crude oil and takes about one-third the energy of refining crude oil to lubricant quality. Re-refining also reduces imports, creates American jobs, and makes our country less dependent on foreign resources.

Are re-refined lubricants safe to use in my vehicle?

Lubricants made from re-refined base stocks must undergo the same testing and meet the same standards as other lubricants in order to receive the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) certification. All major vehicle and engine manufacturers (including Mercedes, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar) have issued warranty statements that allow the use of re-refined oil as long as it meets API standards. You can verify your re-refined oil meets API standards by seeing the “API Service Mark” on the label of its container. Many government and private fleets have been using re-refined lubricants in their vehicles for over a decade and report no oil related engine problems. Users have included Coca-Cola Corporation, United Parcel Service, Gold Coast Ambulance, the U.S. Military and many police and fire fleets.

Need more information on re-refined oil?

Re-refined oil is available at over 17 service stations and auto parts stores in Ventura County.  For more information, contact David Goldstein at:
 805/658-4312 or
 david.goldstein@ventura.org

For additional information or to purchase re-refined oil, call:
Safety-Kleen Customer Service (800) 525-5739
Safety-Kleen (800) 972-5284
76 Lubricants (800) 435-7761

On the internet:

California’s Re-Refined Information site
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/usedoil/rerefined/

76 Lubricants
http://www.76lubricants.com Search for the word "Firebird"

Safety-Kleen
http://www.safety-kleen.com/