Used Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Event Sat., Dec. 11, 2021 in San Diego County

Used Oil & Oil Filter Recycling Event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 in San Diego County

I Love a Clean San Diego, the County of San Diego, and O’Reilly Auto Parts with support from CalRecycle are providing a free oil filter when you recycle your old one on December 11.

I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD), in partnership with the County of San Diego, are hosting a used oil and oil filter recycling event at five O’Reilly Auto Parts stores in Fallbrook, Lakeside, Ramona and Spring Valley on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participating O’Reilly Auto Parts Locations:

Fallbrook: 812 South Main Ave.
Lakeside: 9732 Winter Gardens Blvd.
Ramona: 1935 Main St.
Spring Valley: 10050 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley: 8375 Paradise Valley Rd.

Used Motor oil is insoluble, persistent, and can contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals such as benzene, lead, zinc, and cadmium. Motor oil that is illegally dumped, thrown in the trash, or poured into storm drains pollute our region’s soil and water. The good news is motor oil can be recycled, cleaned and used again, ensuring that it does not contaminate local waterways and pollute our environment. Used oil filters also contain scrap metal that can be recycled into new, valuable products.

Where can I recycle motor oil and oil filters?

No need to wait for an event to recycle! More than 200 certified collection centers in San Diego County accept used motor oil and oil filters from the public for recycling year-round. Many auto parts stores will accept motor oil and oil filters for free, but we recommend calling the store to ensure hours of operation and limitations. For certified collection facilities near you visit

Do your part for your community and recycle your used oil and oil filter together at our upcoming recycling event on December 11. This time, when you recycle your old oil filter at the event you get a free, new filter in exchange!

Event Guidelines

There is a limit of 5 gallons of used oil per day and one free filter per person, and a limit of two filters per household. This offer is valid only during the specified date, time and locations listed above. Free filters obtained at this event must be of equal or lesser value, not to exceed $15 before taxes. Face coverings required to participate if not fully vaccinated.

About I Love A Clean San Diego

Founded in 1954, I Love A Clean San Diego is an environmental nonprofit supporting residents and businesses of San Diego County through youth and adult education, and local action through impactful volunteer events and workshops. As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego’s programs are an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action to empower everyone to be leaders in conservation and waste-free living. Our community is passion in action to maintain and improve the health of the home we love. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit or call (619) 291-0103. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.