Used Oil Recycling

Recycle Used Oil

Did you know that used motor oil never wears out? It just gets dirty and can be recycled, cleaned, and used again. Recycling used motor oil conserves a natural resource (oil) and is good for the environment too! Motor oil poured onto the ground or into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans (even in a sealed container) can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!). Recycling your used motor oil reduces this pollution threat. When you take your used oil to a certified center for recycling, you are protecting the environment, and conserving a valuable resource. That's a winning combination!

The 3,000-mile Myth

Are you changing your motor oil too often? With today’s new technologies, many car makers confirm automobiles can now maintain top performance with longer space between oil changes. What was the standard 3,000 miles between oil changes is now 5,000 miles or even 7,500 miles. So it makes economic and environmental sense to “check your number” and be sure you are not changing your oil too soon, creating an unnecessary waste of money and resources.

Check your owner’s manual, or simply click on to easily find out for free the recommended time to change the oil on most vehicles made from 2000-2012.

More Information:

If you would like information about other locations outside of Plumas County that accept used oil visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Plumas County Certified Oil Recycling Centers:

( ** ) These locations will also accept your used oil filters.

Les Schwab Tires - 116 E Main St, Quincy, CA‎ - (530) 283-1450            

O'Reilly Auto Parts Store -  1750 E. Main St, Quincy, CA - (530) 616-8075  

Chester Transfer Station - 3 Chester Dump Road, Chester CA

Delleker Transfer Station/ Recycling Center - 73980 Industrial Way Delleker, CA

East Quincy Transfer Station - 29 Abernathy Ln, Quincy, CA 

Graeagle Transfer Station - 920 Blairsden-Graeagle Road, Blairsden, CA

Greenville Transfer Station - 300 Greenville Dump Road, Greenville, CA