More than half of motorists change their own motor oil. It is important to recycle the used motor oil and filters that come from your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, recreational vehicle, and even lawnmower. If you take your car to an automotive service facility, you can be fairly certain that they recycle the oil that they change.
Used motor oil can contain toxic substances such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium. When used motor oil is improperly disposed of (thrown away in the garbage or dumped on the ground or down a sewer system) these pollutants may reach our channels, ocean and contaminate our water. Disposing of used oil inappropriately and releasing it into the environment can harm humans, plants, animals and impact our marine habitat.
Used motor oil is a valuable resource. Oil doesn't wear out, it just gets dirty. The used oil you take to a collection site can be recycled into new products, burned for heat or the production of asphalt, or used in power plants to generate electricity. When you recycle your used oil, you are protecting the environment and conserving a valuable resource.
If you only produce a small amount of used oil, you can take it to one of many of the used oil collection facilities in the City. Residents of Huntington Beach can also schedule a FREE home collection.
To schedule a pick-up call: 1-800-449-7587
Email: [email protected]
HB residents can pick-up FREE oil recycling kits which include a 15-quart reusable oil recycling container, a hands free recycling funnel, a dual capacity oil filter recycling container, and a shop rag/towel. The reusable oil collection recycling containers have a screw top and carrying handle that make the job of transporting your used oil to a recycling center easy and spill free. To get your FREE oil collection kit, please contact Michelle Galvez at (714) 375-8445/ [email protected], or Ricky Kloppe at (714) 375-8494/ [email protected]
Check out the following links to learn more about how you can help prevent pollution.
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