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Used Oil Recycling

Used Motor Oil Recycling

Click here for list of drop-off locations. 
Turn in your used motor oil and filters to a certified recycling center and get 40 cents per gallon or an equivalent coupon back.  The Torrance certified centers in the link above will accept used motor oil and filters as indicated.

Click here for hazardous waste disposal options. 
Please do not mix used motor ol with other substances as contaminated oil  will not be accepted.  Take contaminated oil to a hazardous waste drop-off listed in the above link

Recycling used motor oil saves natural resources and prevents contamination of groundwater and our oceans.  Oil never wears out, it just gets dirty.  Recycling your oil will clean it and make it usable once again. 
Visit our used oil recyling website at to learn more.


For more information, call the City of Torrance Public Works Department at 310-781-6900 or click here to find an recycling oil center near you by zip code.