California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Used Oil Recycling Program

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's (CalRecycle) Used Oil Recycling Program develops and promotes alternatives to the illegal disposal of used oil by establishing a statewide network of collection opportunities and undertaking outreach efforts to inform and motivate the public to recycle used oil.

3-Year Used Oil Fund Spending Plan

At CalRecycle’s September 20, 2016 Public Meeting, the 3-Year Spending Plan for the Used Oil Recycling Program will be presented. Program Participants should be aware that the projections in the Plan include no funds available for Used Oil Competitive Grants and a reduction in the amount of funds available for the Oil Payment Program beginning 2018/2019 fiscal year. Statute sets forth funding priorities when funding shortfalls occur and the proposed Plan is consistent with those priorities. Staff will be soliciting input from program participants regarding the effect of the funding reductions and suggestions for the future of the Program. 

Major Program Goals

  • Provide the public with convenient collection locations for used oil.
  • Develop methods to motivate the public to recycle their used oil.
  • Provide payments to local governments for development and maintenance of used oil and oil filter collection and recycling programs.
  • Provide grants to local governments, nonprofit organizations, and for research and demonstration projects.

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Learn more about the Used Oil Enhancement Act, which is a law designed to discourage the illegal disposal and to promote used oil recycling statewide.

Read our collection of used oil publications covering varying topics including annual reports, technical reports, guidebooks and general public information.

Learn more about rerefined oil.

Public Service Announcements

Last updated: January 3, 2017
Used Oil Recycling Program,
Contact: (916) 341-6457