Yuba-Sutter Recycles  
 
 

Used Oil & Oil Filter Recycling

It is illegal to dispose of used oil by:

  • Dumping into street or storm drain
  • Putting in the garbage
  • Pouring on the ground
  • Burning

Disposal of used oil filters in garbage receptacles is also prohibited.

General Information

To recycle used oil and used oil filters, follow these easy suggestions:

First ...
Drain your motor oil into a drain pan. Clean up spills with an absorbent material such as cat litter or sawdust. DO NOT hose down your work area. Oil-soaked absorbent should be taken to the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility in a leak-proof bag or container.

Second...
Using a funnel, pour your used oil into the original container or reusable clean plastic container with a tight-fitting screw-top lid. Do not contaminate used motor oil with other hazardous fluids (when used oil becomes contaminated it cannot be recycled and must be taken to the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility).

Place your used oil filters in a sealed, leak-proof plastic bag.

Third...
Mark each container, "Waste Oil." Pack containers upright into a sturdy box or plastic tub for easy, safe transport to the recycling center. Transport all hazardous wastes in your trunk or truck bed.

And Finally...
Hop in your car and drive to the used oil recycling center closest to you. Call first for hours and quantities accepted. Do not leave hazardous materials exposed to sunlight or stored overnight in your car.

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California "Check Your Number" Campaign Challenges 3,000-Mile Oil Change Habit

A recent survey by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) indicates almost 15 million Californians change their motor oil every 3,000 miles or less. However, with today’s advanced technologies, many car makers confirm that their automobiles can now maintain top performance and engine life while going longer between oil changes under normal driving conditions. Motorists can take the first step by checking their owner’s manual or by visiting CheckYourNumber.org to find recommended oil change intervals for popular vehicle models. Severe driving conditions may require more frequent oil changes as discussed at CheckYourNumber.org/about/what-your-number-means/.

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Used Oil Recycling Centers

Recycle used motor oil and filters at these locations (please note that not all locations accept used oil filters):

Yuba City

Auto Zone asterisk dagger
1211 Stabler Lane • 790-7518
M-Sat. 8am-9pm/Sun. 9am-8pm
 
Jiffy Lube asterisk dagger
1331 Bridge St. • 671-5823
M-Sat. 8am-6pm
 
O'Reilly Auto Parts asterisk dagger
839 Colusa Ave. • 822-0191
M-Sat. 8am-8pm/Sun. 9am-7pm
 
Sierra Lube Express asterisk
980 Tharp Rd. • 755-1910
M-Sat. 8am-5pm/Sun. 8am-4pm
 
Walmart Auto Centerdagger
1150 Harter Rd. • 751-1819
M-Sun. 8am-7pm/Sun. 8am-6pm
 
Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility asteriskdagger
134 Burns Drive • 671-6900
Sat. 8am-4pm
 
Marysville

Jiffy Lube asterisk dagger
229 E St. • 742-3415
M-Sat. 8am-6pm
 
O'Reilly Auto Parts asterisk dagger
905 B Street • 743-9578
M-Sat. 8am-8pm/Sun.8am-7pm
 
Marysville Transfer Station
Recology Yuba-Sutter asterisk
dagger
3001 N. Levee Rd. • 743-6933
Tues-Fri. 7:30am-2pm, Sat. 7:30am-3pm
 
Linda

Walmart Auto Centerdagger
1131 North Beale Road • 634-9759
M-Sat. 8am-7pm/Sun. 8am-6pm
 
O'Reilly Auto Parts asterisk dagger
5983 Lindhurst Ave. • 749-9052
M-Sat. 8am-8pm/Sun. 9am-6pm

Yuba County

Skippers Cove Marina
13104 Marina Drive, Smartville
M-Sun. 8am-5pm • 432-6302
 
asterisk Certified used oil collection center will pay 10¢ for each quart of used oil.
dagger Accepts Oil Filters
 

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Agricultural & Business Oil Recycling

About the Free Used Oil and Oil Filter Collection Program

The Regional Waste Management Authority and Recology Yuba-Sutter have developed a FREE and convenient used oil and oil filter collection program for agricultural producers and other businesses in Yuba and Sutter Counties. This page describes the program and related requirements and restrictions. Please review it carefully. We welcome your participation in this free program.

Permanent Used Oil & Oil Filter Collection Program

Recent changes to California law (California Health and Safety Code Section 25250.11) allow certain persons to transport up to 55 gallons of used oil at one time without a manifest to the Certified Used Oil Collection Center located at the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility. The following summarizes the requirements for this program.

  • By appointment only. To schedule an appointment call Monday through Friday (530) 743-6933.
  • Each shipment of used oil can not exceed 55 gallons and the capacity of any single container can not exceed 55 gallons.
  • The used oil must be transported by the generator of the used oil.
  • Associated used oil filters are also accepted at this center.
  • Used oil and oil filters are accepted at no charge.
  • Transport materials in sealed, leak-proof containers.
  • Absorbents are accepted for a fee based on the amount and type of materials.
  • Have your EPA Hazardous Waste Generator ID# available when you call for an appointment. Recent legislative changes now require that all generators of hazardous waste have an EPA ID#. If you do not have an EPA ID#, the following section describes how you can obtain one.
  • Other hazardous wastes are accepted from Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQGs) at the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility for a fee based on the amount and type of materials.
  • Limited to businesses and other organizations physically located in Yuba or Sutter Counties. Proof of eligibility may be required.
EPA Generator ID#s
  • Generators of any amount of non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) wastes, or less than 100 kilograms (27 gallons) of RCRA waste per month must get a California EPA ID#. Used oil is a non-RCRA hazardous waste. To get a California EPA ID#, call (800) 618-6942. There is no application fee, although there is an annual verification fee based on the number of employees in the entire organization. There is no fee if there are less than 50 employees.
  • Generators of more than 100 kilograms (27 gallons) of RCRA waste per month must get a U.S. EPA ID#. To get a U.S. EPA ID#, a Form 8700-12, "Notification of Regulated Waste Activity," must be submitted. This form can be requested by calling (415) 495-8895. There is no application fee, although the annual verification fee described above also applies to U.S. EPA ID#s.
Used Oil Filter Management, Storage and Transportation Requirements
  • Prior to storage or transportation, used oil filters must be drained of all free-flowing oil, which is a continuous stream of used oil from the filter when it is inverted. Used oil flowing drop-by-drop is not considered to be free flowing. If the filter is equipped with a flapper valve or other device that impedes the drainage of used oil from the filter, that device must be manipulated to allow the used oil to drain freely.
  • Used oil filters must be contained, labeled, stored and transported in closed, rainproof, non-leaking containers. The container must be labeled "Drained Used Oil Filters" and show the initial date of accumulation.
  • Used oil filters must be transported with a bill of lading to record the transfer, including the generator, transporter and receiving company names, addresses, telephone numbers, quantity and size of used oil filter containers transferred and the date of transfer. Copies of each bill of lading must be kept on the premises of the generator, transporter and receiving facility where the used oil filters were handled for three years.
Used Oil Handling

Handle used oil cautiously. Do not breathe the vapors and avoid skin contact. Used motor oil frequently contains toxic substances such as lead, cadmium and other metals and toxic organic substances such as benzene, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons and solvents.

In fact, per California Health and Safety Code Section 25250.5:

  • It is illegal to dispose of used oil on land, to sewers, drainage systems, surface water, groundwater, watercourses or marine waters.
  • It is illegal to dispose of used oil by incineration or burning as fuel, including in space heaters and similar devices.
  • It is illegal to apply used oil or recycled oil as a dust suppressant (road oiling) or for insect or weed control.
  • Disposal of used oil filters in garbage receptacles and at landfills is also prohibited.
Used Oil Accumulation Restrictions

California law restricts the volume and time that used oil and other hazardous wastes can be accumulated without a hazardous waste storage facility permit. In general, a generator of less than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds; 270 gallons) of hazardous waste in any calendar month can accumulate hazardous waste on-site for 180 days or less without a storage permit.

In general, a generator of 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds; 270 gallons) or more of hazardous waste in any calendar month can accumulate hazardous waste on-site for 90 days or less.

Oil Collection Services

Commercial used oil collection services provide on-site used oil collection. Several such services are listed in the yellow pages. These services currently charge about $0.20 per gallon for on-site collection with a minimum charge of about $55.

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