Riders Recycle's Goal:
All California Motorcyclists Recycle Oil & Filters by 2025
recycling... the only legal way to dispose of your used motor oil & filters
What you need to know
- Used oil filters are considered hazardous waste
- Recycling oil protects our groundwater
- Used oil & filters are illegal to throw in the trash
Used oil & oil filters are easier to recycle than ever!
- It’s free to recycle these materials
- It's convenient (lots of local locations for drop off)
Here's how to recycle your used oil & filters
- Used oil filter: put it in a sealed container (like a ziplock bag)
- Used motor oil: put it in a tightly sealed unbreakable container
- Take both oil and filters to a collection center
Note: Many communities also offer free curbside collection of used oil and filters. Call your local trash hauler to learn more about availability in your area.
Funded by grants from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)