Over time, dirt and other particles contaminate the motor oil in our vehicles, lawnmowers, and other machinery. The proper handling of used oil is a key component in protecting our environment. By properly disposing of used motor oil we can avoid contaminating our oceans, waterways, beaches, and wildlife.
If you’re looking for the best way to recycle your used motor oil, a good place to start is by visiting RecycleSearch to access our recycling facility directory. Your county recycling coordinator is another a terrific resource. For contact information, please visit the County recycling Coordinators page. For more information on used motor oil collection sites, check out the Used Motor Oil page. And you can always reach DEP’s toll-free Recycling Hotline at 1-800-346-4242.
Recycling used motor oil not only keeps our environment clean, it also limits the need for the additional production of new oil, thus preserving natural resources. In short, by going the extra step and recycling your used oil, you can have a far-reaching impact in preserving our environment.
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