Motor Oil


General Information

Polluted stormwater contaminate streams, rivers and the ocean. It can kill or damage plants, fish and wildlife and can degrade the quality of our water. Maintain your car to prevent oil and fluid leaks so that it runs smoothly and does not pollute our watersheds. Safely store and dispose of vehicle fluids. If these containers are left outside, they can leak and wash into the storm drain system. Make sure fluids are protected from rain, sprinklers or any other water source that could carry them into the watershed. Spilled oil from just ONE oil change can pollute one million gallons of water…a year’s supply for 50 people.

Used Oil Certified Collection Centers

There are over a dozen Use Oil Certified Collection Centers in the City of Ventura. View a map of collection centers. You can also call the Earth's 911 hotline (1-800-CLEANUP) to find Used Oil Certified Collection Centers. These facilities will take and recycle your used oil for free during normal business hours. To save these locations to your smart phone text the word OIL to 63211. Message and Data rates may apply. For text messages you receive on your cell, please note: Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text the word 'Stop' to Stop. Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. 

Monthly household hazardous waste collection events hosted by the City also take used oil from City residents. City household hazardous waste collection events also distribute free oil change kits on a first come, first serve basis.

Change Your Own Oil? Free Kits Available!

Environmental Sustainability offers free motor oil recycling kits to City residents available on a first come, first serve basis. Call 805-652-4525 to obtain your kit today.

Oil Recycle Kit