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, conserving a valuable resource, and getting paid for it. That's a winning combination!



recycle The California City Fire Department has a used oil program whose goal is to promote the recycling of used oil and the use of re-refined oil


To Recycle Used Oil:

Bring your used motor oil during business hours (9:00am to 5:00pm) to California City Fire Department.
Prior to putting used oil into the collection tank, contact needs to be made with an official of the fire department to fill out paper work.
DO NOT leave used oil outside the Collection Center/ Fire Department when no one is in attendance or after business hours.
Certified Collection Centers will pay you 10¢ per quart for your used motor oil or you can choice to donate it back into the program.
Contaminated oil (oil with traces of anti-freeze, paint or other substances) will NOT be accepted by this Collection Center.

For more information about California Used Oil Recycling program visit their website.

Bring your Household Hazardous Waste / Business Hazardous Waste Disposal to the Kern County Special Waste Facility

Contact by phone: 661-862-8922

The California City Fire department Does not accept the following:

  • - Antifreeze
  • - Water
  • - Gasoline / Diesel Fuels
  • - Brake Fluid
  • - Power Steering Fluid
  • - Solvents
  • - Paints / Varnishes
  • - Household Chemicals

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