Used Oil Recycling

WRCOG's Oil Recycling Program and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program seek to reduce the improper disposal of used motor oil, filters, and other HHW that can contaminate water and the surrounding land management. Please refer to the resources provided below on the proper method to disposing of your materials. These programs are funded by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and are operated in partnership with WRCOG member agencies.

Used Oil Collection Centers 

Locate a used oil-certified collection center near you by using CalRecycle’s locator tool.  Some centers accept used oil filters, which is indicated in the information box. You may also call the Earth’s 911 hotline (1-800-CLEANUP) to find a center near you. 

Used Oil & Filter Exchange Events

WRCOG’s exchange events are designed to promote the proper recycling and disposal of used oil and oil filters. Members of the public can participate in the Virtual Exchange Program via Facebook by clicking on the events page and taking the online survey. During events, participants may recycle up to five gallons of used motor oil in a sealed container and replace up to two (2) used oil filters in exchange for a new or of equal or lesser value. This program is funded by CalRecycle and is operated in partnership with WRCOG member agencies. 


Household Hazardous Wastes Resources

Household Hazardous Wastes include paint, used motor oil, lawn and garden products, electronic waste, and safe sharps.  Please click on a below flyer to find locations to properly recycle these types of items.

EcoHero Shows

WRCOG in collaboration with EcoHero introduces youths in Western Riverside County to different ecological and environmental topics through informational shows, including songs, dances, and music videos. Topics range from littering, oil recycling, and HHW safety tips. Shows are available with the option of in-person or virtual live stream shows. EcoHero has performed at 20 different schools in the subregion, reaching over 5,000 students in 2020.

Below is an EcoHero recap video from the 2019 - 2020 school year: 

Participating Jurisdictions

City of Banning City of Riverside
City of Calimesa City of San Jacinto
City of Canyon Lake City of Temecula
City of Corona City of Wildomar
City of Eastvale County of Riverside
City of Hemet  
City of Jurupa Valley  
City of Lake Elsinore  
City of Menifee  
City of Murrieta  
City of Norco  

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