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Garbage & Recycling

Used Oil Recycling

The City of Modesto has a variety of quick and convenient ways to recycle your used motor oil. The Residential Collection Program will pick it up from your home, Certified Collection Centers located throughout the city will pay you for every gallon you recycle, and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility accepts used oil and many other household hazardous products.



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The Residential Collection Program is a free service and is available to all residents who have 96-gallon garbage cans. Your used oil filter will be picked up on your scheduled appointment day by your garbage company.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1 Call your garbage company to make a collection appointment.
Bertolotti Disposal (209) 537-8000
Gilton Solid Waste (209) 527-3781
Step 2 Pour oil into a plastic container with a screw-top lid. Please do not mix oil with other materials such as antifreeze, brake fluid, or gasoline. Limit of four gallons per week. For contaminated oil, click here.
Step 3 Place filled containers on your driveway NEAR GARAGE or HOUSE, NOT at curbside, by 6 a.m.

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* This program is not available to residents who have "dumpster" style garbage bins. Please refer to the other collection centers.

For more information, call the used oil recycling hotline at (209) 577-5493.

Modesto residents can also recycle their used oil by dropping it off at a Certified Collection Center. The Centers will accept your used oil for recycling and pay you $.40 per gallon. You may recycle up to five gallons per day at any Center. Modesto has many locations to serve you.

Certified Collection Center Address Phone Accepts Filters
Auto Zone 1032 Oakdale Road 342-9026 Yes
Auto Zone 401C Paradise Road 530-9106 Yes
Auto Zone 1901 Prescott Road 530-0294 Yes
Auto Zone 3601 Pelandale Avenue 545-4093 Yes
Auto Zone 3401 Yosemite Boulevard 491-0886 Yes
Europa Motors 1616 Oakdale Road 551-0277 Yes
Q-Lube Jiffy Lube 3927 McHenry Avenue 578-5823 Yes
Jiffy Lube 1701 Yosemite Boulevard 575-1701 Yes
Midas 338 McHenry Avenue 527-0400 No
O'Reilly Auto Parts* 1623 N. Carpenter Road 544-8092 Yes
O'Reilly Auto Parts* 3405 McHenry Avenue 527-1480 Yes
O'Reilly Auto Parts* 816 Oakdale Road 527-3660 Yes
O'Reilly Auto Parts* 2100 Standiford Avenue 529-1459 Yes
O'Reilly Auto Parts* 649 Paradise Road 524-4352 Yes
Pep Boys 1340 McHenry Avenue 529-3310 No
Pro-10 Minute Oil Change 1135 Tully Road 527-7691 No
SpeeDee Oil Change 1343 Coffee Road 521-1929 Yes

*Offers a coupon towards merchandise instead of a cash rebate.

Download the complete Recycling Guide and learn about all of Modesto's garbage and recycling programs in one stop!

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