Used Motor Oil

State-certified used oil collection centers will accept your used motor oil and used oil filters. See a list of certified collection centers in the list below, and keep an eye out for this logo:

Did you know?

  • Every time you change your oil, not only can the oil be recycled, but so can the oil filter
  • Each used oil filter contains about 1 pound of re-usable steel, and more than 10 fluid ounces of recyclable oil even after draining!

To obtain a FREE used oil container at City Hall, call the Irvine Recycles hotline at (949) 724-7669.

FREE Oil Recycling Locations

*All locations are a Certified Collection Center. Look for this sign at your nearest location:

CCC Name

Location Phone Number Accepts Used Oil? Accepts Used Filters?
Jiffy Lube 3080 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614 949-863-0625 Yes Yes
O’Reilly Auto Parts 15315 Culver Dr. Irvine, CA 92604 949-559-1213 Yes Yes
Jiffy Lube Irvine Spectrum 8777 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618 949-753-0485 Yes Yes
HHW Irvine Collection Center 6411 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618 N/A Yes Yes
OC Nissan Irvine 30 Auto Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618 714-895-5595 Yes Yes

Pollution Prevention

  • Treat oil spills with a dry absorbent, such as sawdust or kitty litter. DO NOT rinse away with a hose.
  • If your car is leaking oil place a piece of cardboard, or other absorbent material, underneath the leak. Dispose of oil soaked materials at the local Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.

Click here to view a used oil recycling public service announcement (PSA)

To learn more about used oil recycling, click here to access the Orange County Health Care Agency’s Used Oil Recycling Program.