Used Motor Oil and Filters Illegal in Garbage, Recycling & Drains Hazardous Waste For Small Quantities of Used Motor Oil Curbside collection of used motor oil is available for residential homes, townhomes and mobile home parks. To recycle used motor oil and oil filters, follow these three easy steps: Order free oil jugs and filter bags by calling your recycling collection company. You must use these City-issued oil jugs and filter bags which are designed to prevent leaks. Place filled oil jugs and filter bags on the curb near your recycling cart for collection. After collecting your used motor oil jugs and filter bags, the driver will leave a replacement for what is collected. Oil mixed with antifreeze, transmission fluid or any other automotive fluid will NOT be collected. Used motor oil and filters can also be disposed of by scheduling a drop-off appointment with the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program. To Dispose of Large Quantities of Used Motor Oil Contact the businesses below, or call the Santa Clara County Recycling Hotline at (408) 924-5453 to find a business that accepts used motor oil. AutoZone | Several Locations — Find Nearest OneCall ahead to verify. Locations usually accept 5 gallons per household per day. Take to parts counter. No leaking containers please. Firestone Complete Auto Care | 1895 Tully RdMaximum 5 gallons per household per day. Will not accept if contaminated. Transportation container not accepted. Jiffy Lube | Several Locations — Find Nearest OneUncontaminated fluid only. Maximum 3 gallons per household per day. Will not accept transport container. O’Reilly Auto Parts | Several Locations — Find Nearest OneCall ahead to verify. Locations usually accept up to 5 gallons per household per day. Place in clearly labeled, leak-free container (i.e. plastic milk jug.) Take to customer service. Pick-N-Pull | 1065 Commercial St | (408) 452-1282Accepts up to 5 gallons per customer per day. Call in advance. Place in leak-free container with a secure lid (i.e. milk jug). Pick-N-Pull | 1675 Monterey Road | (408) 292-4325Accepts up to 5 gallons per customer per day. Call in advance. Place in leak-free container with a secure lid (i.e. milk jug). Safety-Kleen Systems | 1147 N 10th St | (408) 294-8778Please call ahead for further details and service options. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 1825 E Capitol Expy | (408) 531-0701Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 5564 Monterey Rd | (408) 224-5500Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up | 4224 Monterey Hwy | (408) 281-1558Maximum 5 gallons per person per day. Call for further information. 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. 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.