California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Used Oil Recycling Grant and Payment Programs

CalRecycle's used oil recycling grant and payment programs provide funding for activities that reduce the amount of illegally disposed used oil, recycle used oil/used oil filters, and reclaim used oil.

Follow the links to learn more about a particular grant and payment programs.

Payment Program

  • Used Oil Payment Program
    Payments are awarded annually to local governments to develop and maintain used oil and filter collection programs with funding determined on a per capita basis.

Competitive Grants

  • Used Oil Competitive Grant
    This grant program provides assistance to reduce the potential for illegal disposal by increasing used oil and filter collection, recycling opportunities, public education, source reduction, and reuse of used oil, and the prevention of stormwater pollution from used oil.

Previous grants included:

  • Block Grant
    Grants were noncompetitive and awarded annually to local governments with funding determined on a per capita basis. The last year of awards for this program was fiscal year 2009-10. It was replaced by the Used Oil Payment Program.
  • Nonprofit Grant
    Grants supported nonprofit entities assisting local governmental efforts to establish or enhance used oil collection programs. The last year of awards for this program was fiscal year 2007-08.
  • Opportunity Grant
    Grants supplemented already established Block Grants. The last year of awards for this program was fiscal year 2007-08.
  • Research, Testing, and Demonstration Grant
    Grants were awarded to develop collection technologies or systems and uses for used or recycled oil. The last year of awards for this program was fiscal year 2007-08.
Last updated: March 12, 2018
Used Oil Grants, http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/Grants/
Contact: Grants@calrecycle.ca.gov (916) 341-5062