Recycling & Waste

Oil - Automotive

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place automotive oil, filters, and most automotive fluids in the trash, on the ground, in water, down a sewer or in the storm drain.


Some automotive shops accept used oil for free and may accept other automotive fluids and oil filters for a fee. Call first.

Drop used oil off at a household hazardous collection site. For your convenience, a 24/7 used oil and filter collection shed is located in Arden Hills. There is no disposal fee at these sites.


Do not put motor oil in your curbside recycling bin.

Empty motor oil containers should be placed in the trash.