Used Oil Recycling

The City of Modesto has a variety of quick and convenient ways to recycle your used motor oil. The Residential Collection Program will pick it up from your home, Certified Collection Centers located throughout the city will pay you for every gallon you recycle, and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accepts used oil and many other household hazardous products.

The Residential Collection Program is a free service and is available to all residents who have 96-gallon garbage cans. Your used oil filter will be picked up on your scheduled appointment day by your garbage company.

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It's as Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Call your garbage company to make a collection appointment.
    Bertolotti Disposal 209-537-8000
    Gilton Solid Waste 209-527-3781
  2. Pour oil into a plastic container with a screw-top lid. Please do not mix oil with other materials such as antifreeze, brake fluid, or gasoline. Limit of four gallons per week. 
  3. Place filled containers on your driveway near garage or house, not at curbside, by 6 a.m.
Correct Oil Placement
Oil Correctly Placed in Front of Garage

Note: This program is not available to residents who have "dumpster" style garbage bins. Please refer to the other collection centers. For more information, call the used oil recycling hotline at 209-577-5493.

Certified Centers

Modesto residents can also recycle their used oil by dropping it off at a Certified Collection Center. The Centers will accept your used oil for recycling and pay you $.40 per gallon. You may recycle up to five gallons per day at any Center. Modesto has many locations to serve you; find the location closest to you using the CalRecycle search tool.