Residential Used Motor Oil & Oil Filter Recycling

Protect... Collect... Recycle!!

Disposing of used motor oil and used oil filters properly is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our local environment! 

Watch the City's Used Oil PSA to find out why you should do your part and recycle used oil and oil filters.

Residential Used Oil Recycling and Oil Filter Exchange Program

Recycling used motor oil and oil filters is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect our waterways and oceans from pollution. In the United States, 40% of pollution in waterways is a result of used engine oil. Not only is this oil pollution widespread, but it is also dangerous! It only takes one gallon of used oil to contaminate one million gallons of drinking water with toxic contaminants like arsenic, lead, cadmium, zinc, barium and chromium.

The good news? Used motor oil and oil filters don’t have to be thrown in the trash; they can be recycled into new and valuable products. If all used motor oil was recycled every year in the United States, it would save 1.3 million barrels of oil per day, a potentially important contribution to American fuel independence. Similarly, if all used oil filters were recycled annually in the United States, 160,000 tons of steel would be recovered. This is enough to construct 16 more Petco Park stadiums!

Since the City of Oceanside makes used oil and filter recycling easier than ever, there is no reason not to do it. The City of Oceanside is hosting Used Oil Filter Exchange Events during which Oceanside residents can bring their used oil filters and exchange them for a FREE new oil filter of their choice. Dates, times, and locations of upcoming Used Oil Filter Exchange Events are listed below:

City of Oceanside Used Oil Filter Exchange Events:




October 13, 2018 9 am - 1 pm 502 Oceanside Blvd.
February 9, 2019 9 am - 1 pm 3840 Plaza Dr. 
April 6, 2019 9 am - 1 pm 3661 Mission Ave. 
As an Oceanside resident, you can help conserve our natural resources and protect human and environmental health by recycling your used motor oil and oil filters at the following certified collection centers (CCCs).

CCC Name


Phone Number

Accepts Used Oil?

Accepts Used Oil Filters?

AutoZone #4041

3513 Cannon Rd

(760) 806-4821

AutoZone #5560

3975 Mission Blvd

(760) 967-7395

AutoZone #4139

4231 Oceanside Blvd

(760) 726-4276

Jiffy Lube #1278

1970 Oceanside Blvd

(760) 439-5050

Jiffy Lube #3244

4106 Oceanside Blvd

(760) 643-9268

Mossy Nissan Oceanside

3535 College Blvd

(760) 720-9797

O’Reilly Autoparts #0331

502 Oceanside Blvd

(760) 722-1878

O’Reilly Autoparts #0794

3840 Plaza Dr

(760) 940-1808

O’Reilly Autoparts #1329

3661 W. Mission Ave

(760) 439-3101

Oceanside Tire & Service Center

499A College Blvd

(760) 940-1100

Pep Boys #667

2041 Mission Ave

(760) 721-1608

Pep Boys #742

3752 Plaza Dr

(760) 724-2726

For any recycling questions please call the Oceanside Recycling Hotline at (760) 435-5015.

This program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.