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Each year, millions of gallons of used oil are illegally poured down drains and sewers or disposed of in the trash, harming our environment. Recycling used oil and filters helps eliminate pollution of our soil, waterways and drinking water.

To properly recycle your used oil, follow these simple steps:

  1. After changing your motor oil, DRAIN oil filter into a drain pan or container for at least 24 hours.
  2. POUR used motor oil into container using a funnel to avoid spills.
    • You may use the containers your oil came in, or a clean reusable plastic container with a screw-on lid.
    • Be sure to use a drop cloth, and use rags to wipe up spills.
    • For big spills, soak up with an absorbent such as kitty litter and then dispose in trash.
    • DO NOT MIX used motor oil with any other automotive fluids, such as anti-freeze or brake fluid. Contaminated oil cannot be recycled.
    • DO NOT hose down your work area.
    • SCREW LID on TIGHTLY. Wipe up any oil on outside of container.
  3. Place oil filter in a re-sealable plastic bag.
  4. Take the oil to any of the following Turlock locations:
    • 10 Minute Lube N' Oil
      1398 Geer Road, Turlock, CA 95380
    • 10 Minute Lube N' Oil
      437 N. Golden State Blvd., Turlock, CA 95380
    • 10 Minute Lube N' Oil
      1620 Countryside Drive, Turlock, CA 95380
    • AutoZone
      1272 Geer Road, Turlock, CA 95380
    • O'Reilly Auto Parts
      2200 W. Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382
    • O'Reilly Auto Parts
      1144 Geer Road, Turlock, CA 95380
    • O'Reilly Auto Parts
      1601 Lander Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380
    • SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up
      2707 W. Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380
    • Turlock Recycling
      1020 Walnut Road, Turlock, CA 95380

Other Disposal Options

  • Turlock Scavenger has a curb-side pick-up program for used motor oil. Call 209-668-7274 to schedule services.
  • Two days a year Stanislaus County has a mobile Hazardous Household Waste Disposal unit in Turlock which accepts all hazardous household waste. In addition to these two days, Stanislaus County has a facility open every weekend accepting hazardous disposal from all residents in Stanislaus County. This collection is not only free of charge, but also provides an alternative to illegal dumping of hazardous waste. The collection runs from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Used Oil Facts

  • One gallon of used oil can pollute one million gallons of fresh water!
  • Just one pint of oil can produce a slick on the ocean's surface the size of a football field!
  • Used motor oil can contain toxic substances such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium.
  • Before it is drained, an oil filter can contain one pint to one quart of used oil.
  • Used oil filters are recyclable because they're made of steel.
  • Filters can be recycled into new steel products, such as cans, cars, and appliances, and construction materials such as rebar and beams.

For more information or concerns about your utility bill, please contact:

Accounts Receivable
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 114
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5570
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM

Utility bill payments are also accepted 24/7 using credit card or checking account, online or through our telephone payment system at (209) 668-5570.

For more information or concerns about your water or sewer service, please contact:

Municipal Services
156 S. Broadway, Ste 270
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-5590
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM

For more information or concerns about your garbage service, please contact:

Turlock Scavenger
1200 S Walnut
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 668-7274
(877) 942-7224

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