County to Host Used Oil Recylicing Event in Long Beach

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at the Long Beach AutoZone, 6500 East Spring Street, on Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last. Those recycling oil filters will receive one new oil filter also while supplies last.

In addition, residents can drop-off used motor oil and used oil filters for free at weekend County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste Collection Events or at local Certified Collection Centers. A full calendar of collection events and a list of these centers can be found at

Residents are asked to prepare items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in sealed plastic bags and storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing the oil with other liquids, including water.

For additional information on the County’s oil and oil filter recycling program, call Edna Gandarilla, Program Manager, at (626) 458-6536.