CERTIFIED USED OIL COLLECTION CENTER
Used oil is a hazardous waste in the State of California. Illegally dumped oil contaminates the environment and endangers human health. In order for the public to properly dispose of used oil, California has developed a Certified Used Oil Collection Center Program. Disposal locations, which are often automotive repair or service shops, are called "Certified Collection Centers".
Certified Collection Centers are authorized by the State to accept used motor oil from residents. Under the collection program, residents can be paid 16¢ per gallon for all used oil brought to the centers. Some of the Certified Centers also accept used oil filters.