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Nevada County Used Oil & Filters

Curbside Oil and Oil Filter Program

At the request of a residential customer, used oil filters and motor oil will be collected in sealed containers provided free of charge by Waste Management. Please call or email Customer Service for delivery of the special oil container and filter bags.

How to use oil collection centers

   • Place your motor oil in a sealable container. (Ask for a free reusable oil container.)
   • Drain oil filter, then place in a sealable bag.
   • Make sure the oil is not mixed with any other fluids.
   • Some businesses offer a 40¢ per gallon rebate for used motor oil.
   • Collection centers typically accept no more than 5 gallons of used motor oil and 2 filters at one time.

Visit collection centers during business hours.(collection centers are listed below)

Leaving oil or any other substance after hours is illegal, punishable by imprisonment or a fine up to $10,000.

Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

IMPORTANT - Please do not mix oil with anything. You can drop off uncontaminated used motor oil* and used oil filters at the following locations during regular business hours:

PRO LUBE
582 East Main, Grass Valley

ADVANTAGE AUTOMOTIVE
13383 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley

ALTA SIERRA FAMILY AUTOMOTIVE
15563 Hwy. 49, Grass Valley

ARCH'S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
1355 E. Main Street, Grass Valley

AUTOZONE
412 Brunswick Road, Grass Valley

DAVE’S AUTO REPAIR
747 Zion Street, Nevada City

ENGELBRIGHT LAKE, SKIPPERS COVE
13104 Marina Dr., Smartsville

GOLD COUNTRY EXPRESS LUBE
712 So. Auburn, Grass Valley

GOLD FLAT 76 EXPRESS LUBE
421 Hollow Way, Nevada City

O'REILLYS AUTO PARTS
10101 Olympia Park Road, Grass Valley

McCOURTNEY ROAD RECYCLING CENTER
14741 Wolf Mountain Road, Grass Valley

NORTH SAN JUAN TRANSFER STATION
10125 Flume Street, NSJ

NUTS & BOLTS AUTO REPAIR
10100 Streeter Rd., Ste. D, So. County

PENN VALLEY SERVICE, INC.
10165 Commercial Avenue, Penn Valley

RIEBES AUTO PARTS
126 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley

WASHINGTON TRANSFER STATION
15886 Gaston Road, Washington

Truckee

EASTERN REGIONAL LANDFILL
Cabin Creek Road

TRUCKEE AUTOMOTIVE
12219 Business Park Drive

TRUCKEE RENTS
10410 River Park Place

HALL’S EXCAVATING, INC.
10911 Glenshire Drive

Penn Valley

EAGLE QUICK LUBE
17548 Penn Valley Drive
Also accepts anti-freeze

 

* Please take used motor oil that you suspect to be contaminated with water or other chemicals to the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

What’s so important about recycling oil filters?

It’s against the law to throw them in the trash.

  • Each year the U.S. generates 425 million used automotive oil filters containing 160,000 tons of iron units and 18 million gallons of oil. The reclaimed metal is used to make rebar for construction.
  • Used oil filters can contain more than 45 percent used motor oil in weight when removed from the vehicle.