County Provides Free Used Oil Recycling Centers

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has teamed up with Corporate Sponsors Jiffy Lube, Kragen Auto Parts, and KFWB News Radio to educate Do-It-Yourself auto mechanics about the importance of recycling Used Motor oil and oil filters. In addition to the education campaign, Public Works and its co-sponsors are providing KFWB Team Blue free used motor oil and oil filter recycling collections events throughout Los Angeles County.

Team Blue used motor oil collection events will be available at participating Kragen Auto Parts Stores. Early arriving participants bringing used motor oil and oil filters to Team Blue events at Kragen Auto Parts will receive gift certificates, Kragen T-shirts, free oil filters, or other prizes while supplies last.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Used Oil Management Program, used motor oil is insoluble, persistent and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. It’s slow to degrade, and it sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers. Used oil is a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources.

Public Works urges recyclers to take advantage of this program. Funding for this education campaign has been provided by the California Integrated Waste Management Board. The following is a list of Kragen Auto Parts store locations and event dates. All events will occur between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Kragen Auto Parts

10/19 Long Beach – 5151 Atlantic Avenue

10/20 La Crescenta – 2605 Foothill Boulevard

10/22 Alhambra – 800 East Valley Boulevard

10/24 Alta Dena – 737 East Altadena Drive

10/29 Arcadia – 37 Las Tunas Drive

11/3 Hacienda Heights – 15840 East Gale Avenue

11/10 Pasadena – 1860 East Colorado Boulevard

11/17 San Gabriel – 965 East Las Tunas Drive

11/24 Burbank – 677 North Victoria Boulevard

11/25 Torrance – 4900 190th Street