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Did you know that not all cars need their oil changed every 3,000 miles? Check your user manual to see if you are wasting time, money, and resources by having your oil changed too frequently! For more information visit CalRecycle's page at

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Used Oil doesn't wear out - It just gets DIRTY !!!

If you change your oil at home, please don't pour the Oil down the drain or sewer, on the ground, or abandon it throughout our City. Recycling oil is free. At Certified Oil Collection Centers, you may receive a recycling incentive of $0.16 per gallon of used oil. Take your oil to one of the following six locations to be recycled. Some locations also take oil filters for recycling. Just Ask!

Delta HHW Collection Facility
2500 Pittsburg-Antioch Hwy
The Tred Shed $$
50 Bliss Ave
Oil Changers #401 $$
3858 Railroad Ave
Auto Zone #5310 $$
652 Bailey Road
2203 Loveridge Rd
Kragen Auto Parts #1362 $$
399 E. Leland Road

Note: $$ denotes centers that give an incentive

Check out the FACTS why recycling used oil benefits the environment and you. Recycle Oil

The City has oil containers that hold 2 gallons, FREE for Pittsburg residents. Pick up containers at the Public Works Department at 357 E. 12th Street, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM M-F. See instructions below for how to use the containers.

Remember, used oil must not be mixed with any other contaminates such as water, antifreeze, solvents, etc. If it is, it cannot be recycled. To dispose of contaminated oil properly and for free, contact the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at (925) 756-1990.

Did you know – Oil doesn’t wear out, it just gets dirty. Used Oil can be re-refined into lubricating oil equal in quality to oil made from crude oil.

Check out the NASCAR circuit and the different racing vehicles now using re-refined oil.

Imagine the resources saved by recycling used oil instead of producing new oil from virgin materials. 

Mr. Funnelhead


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How to Use the Oil Container

The user-friendly design incorporates a wide-mouth drain pan / lid which makes oil changing easy and neat.

The snug-fitting top prevents spillage.

Our large capacity oil recycling container holds 2 gallons. That's large enough for at least two average oil and oil filter changes.

The filter tray holds oil filters which drain for clean handling and removal.

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 1. Lift the tabs to open.   2. The lid becomes the drain pan. Place it under the vehicle to collect the used oil and oil pan plug.   
  3. Empty into the bucket, place oil filter on drain pan shelf. Retrieve oil pan plug.
   4. Close lid firmly to prevent leakage.

Did You Know? Used Tires Can Become Roads!

Scrap tires can be ground and mixed with asphalt to pave roads, or shredded for use in landslide repair and embankments. These uses keep thousands of tires out of landfills with every project. Additionally, using tire-derived products frequently results in significant economic and energy savings and is the first step in helping the state reach its goal to recycle 90 percent of its unneeded tires.

Learn more on CalRecycle's website:

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Last updated: 4/25/2012 3:08:44 PM