Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have used motor oil in 2 big paint buckets. A little bit of paint may have gotten mixed in with the used motor oil. Can I still bring them into a recycling center?

The used motor oil may have been contaminated with the paint, and it's best not to take it to a recycling center such as Kragen or AutoZone. You can take the contaminated used motor oil to our free weekly household hazardous waste collection event or to one of the five permanent centers that are operated by the City of L.A. For a complete schedule of the collection events and information on the permanent centers, please visit our website,, or call our hotline 1(888)CleanLA.

Contaminated used motor oil