Rerefiners

Evergreen Oil logo  Safety-Kleen logo

There are two rerefineries in the U.S. that produce the base oil: Evergreen Oil in California and Safety-Kleen in Illinois. These two rerefineries take in only a small percentage of the total used oil generated in the United States. The process they use is very similar to what traditional oil refineries do to remove base oil from crude.

Blenders

Blender logos: Union 76, Ultra, SOAR, Safety-Kleen, Lyondell, Chevron

Unocal, Chevron, Safety-Kleen, Coast Oil, Rosemead Oil, and Lyondell are the major blenders. Typically, an oil blender will purchase base stock from the rerefinery and combine it with an additive package to meet specific performance requirements. Rerefined oil comes in a variety of blends, suitable for different types of gas and diesel engines.

Distributors

To purchase rerefined oil, contact your regular supplier of lubricating oil and ask them to provide cost and technical specifications for the brands of rerefined oil they carry. If they don't carry rerefined oil, chances are their competitor does.

Bulk Sales: All of the blenders of rerefined oil, along with hundreds of independent distributors throughout the U.S., sell rerefined oil. It is widely available, but not widely marketed or promoted.

Quart Sales: The availability of rerefined oil in quart containers is limited. Unocal's "Firebird" brand and Safety-Kleen's "America's Choice" brand are produced in quarts, but not widely distributed. A few retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Kragen's, carry rerefined oil. Many Goodyear Service Centers also carry rerefined oil for oil changes.

Listed below are distributors of rerefined oil in California (sorted alphabetically by county). You may also download the list.

The following counties do not have any distributors identified by CalRecycle at this time:

  • Northern California: Alpine, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba
  • San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Marin
  • Central California: Calaveras, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Benito
CountyCompany NameAddressPhone NumberQuantity Sold
AmadorSierra Energy117 W Jackson Street
 Ione, CA
(209) 274-247055-gallon drums
AmadorSierra Energy746 Pool Station Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-355055-gallon drums
ButteSierra Energy850 Oro Dam Blvd E
 Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 533-523555-gallon drums
Contra CostaB C Stocking Distributing942 Hensley Street
 Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 215-419155-gallon drums
Contra CostaBay Area Diablo PetroleumDennis O'Keefe
1031 Galaxy Way
Concord, CA 93212
(925) 957-192655-gallon drums
Contra CostaGolden Gate Petroleum501 Shell Avenue
Martinez, CA 94553
(800) 640-431112-quart cases
Contra CostaPitcock Petroleum220 Hookston Rd.
Concord, CA 94523
(925) 935-380055-gallon drums
Del NorteC. Renner, Inc.255 State Hwy 101
South Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-177612-quart cases
Del NorteOtten Distributing, Inc. PO Box 128
Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 465-420055-gallon drums
El DoradoDawson Oil Co321 Pleasant Valley Road
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
(530) 642-268155-gallon drums
El DoradoSierra Energy561 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-381755-gallon drums
FresnoC.L. Bryant Inc. 2822 South Orange Ave
Fresno, CA 93725
(559) 443-5427 Headquarters (209) 537-760012-quart cases
FresnoInterState Oil Company 3609 So. Bagley Ave.
Fresno, CA 93725
(559) 233-322155-gallon drums
FresnoSilvas Oil Co3217 E. Lorena Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
(559) 233-517112-quart cases
FresnoSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Fresno Plant #11 (Corporate office)PO Box 1048
Fresno, CA 93714-1048
3217 E. Lorena
Fresno, CA 93725-1009
(559) 233-517155-gallon drums
FresnoSutherland Oil, Co., Inc2822 South Orange Ave.
Fresno, CA 93725
(805) 486-4581Bulk in 10-30 and 15-40, cases of quarts, and hydraulic fluid in bulk only
FresnoWest Hills Oil, Inc.425 W. Elm Street
Coalinga, CA 93210
(559) 935-168712-quart cases
HumboltRenner Petroleum1100 W 14th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 443-760012-quart cases
ImperialBuck Petroleum Co. 1313 Main Street
Brawley, CA 92021
(760) 351-291512-quart cases
ImperialSoco Group Inc.350 E. Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-46835-gallon bucket
ImperialSoco Group Inc.815 K Street
El Centro, CA 92223
(760) 344-24245-gallon bucket
InyoEastern Sierra Oil Co481 E. Line Street
Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-464555-gallon drums
KernBrown & Reich Petroleum, Inc.216 S. 6th Street
Taft, CA 93268
(661) 765-54571-quart, 1-gallon cases, 55-gallon drums, and in bulk
KernC.L Bryant Inc.3940 Rosedale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661)327-7212 Headquarters (209) 537-760012-quart cases
KernGrapevine Oil Company524 Dolores Street
Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 323-902312-quart cases
KernGrapevine Oil CompanyValpredo & Highway 99
Mettler, CA 93389
(661) 201-502412-quart cases
KernSchwebel Petroleum900 Sacramento Street
Bakersfield, CA 93302
(661) 323-804412-quart cases
KingsC.L. Bryant Inc. 1130 Pickerel Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212
(559) 992-4161 Headquarters (209) 537-760012-quart cases
KingsSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Hanford Plant #3 175 S. 10th Ave. (Bulk Plant) 417
E. 5th St. (Warehouse & Office)
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 582-022155-gallon drums
KingsSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Tri-Counties #8703 East 6th Street
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 584-667855-gallon drums
LassenSierra Energy3rd Street & Ash
Westwood, CA 96137
(530) 256-321655-gallon drums
Los AngelesCosby Oil Company12902 E. Park Street
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(714) 739-076312-quart cases
Los AngelesGeneral Petroleum ResourcesJohn Zar
P.O. Box 499
Long Beach, CA 90801
(562) 983-730055-gallon drums
Los AngelesMarrimac Petroleum, Inc.Mary Hazelrigg
444 W. Ocean Blvd., Ste 1106
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 983-935055-gallon drums
Los AngelesRosemead Oil Products11017 Lockport Pl.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(800) 794-8400Package or bulk
Los AngelesWalsma Oil Company, Inc. 44141 N. Yucca Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-47726-gallon cases
MendocinoEel River Fuels, Inc. 3371 N. State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 743-177712-quart cases
MendocinoMendocino Coast Petroleum720 N Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-240712-quart cases
MercedC.L. Bryant Inc.101 W. "H" Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 826-2236 Headquarteers (209) 537-760012-quart cases
MontereyCentral State Oil221 Prader Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-255655-gallon drums
MontereyG.N. Renn, Inc.845 Walnut Avenue
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-58231 quart, 55-gallon drums, and in bulk
MontereyToro Petroleum Corp308 W. Market Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-169155-gallon drums
NapaNapa Valley Petroleum, Inc. 691 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 252-688812-quart cases
NapaNapa Valley Petroleum, Inc. 257 S. Kelly Road
American Canyon, CA 94558
(707) 252-688812-quart cases
NevadaUnion Oil Co Distributors720 S Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-692512-quart cases
OrangeSouthern Counties Oil Co.Frank Freinke
P.O. Box 4159
Orange, CA 92613
(714) 744-714555-gallon drums
PlacerSierra EnergyDavid Hargrave
P.O. Box 759
Colfax, CA 95713
(530) 346-8717 55-gallons
RiversideDowns Oil company, Inc. 1296 Magnolia Ave.
Corona, CA 91719
(909) 737-342155-gallon drums
RiversideHemet Oil Company, Inc.106 S. Ramona Street
Hemet, CA 92543
(909) 658-5180Cases of quarts, cases of gallons, 55-gallon drums
RiversideLee Escher Oil Company85119 Avenue 50
Coachella, CA 92236
(760) 398-205155-gallon drums
SacramentoC.L Bryant Inc.4660 Pell Drive Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 568-7600 Headquarters (209) 537-760012-quart cases
SacramentoHunt & Sons Inc. Dean Hunt, Tom Gravink
PO Box 297670
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 383-486855-gallon drums
San BernadinoBeck Oil, Inc. 16640 "D" Street
Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 245-41915-gallon buckets
San BernadinoMerit Oil Co.Ron Nucklers
1020 W. Bloomington Ave.
Bloomington, CA 92316
(909) 872-265112-quart cases
San DiegoBuck Petroleum Co. 9338 Bond Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92021
(760) 351-2915Can sell individual quarts and cases
San DiegoCosby Oil Company622 Fairmont Avenue
San Diego , CA 92129
(619) 280-688455-gallon tanks
San DiegoPlavan Petroleum, Inc.321 S. Quince St.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 745-69225-gallon buckets
San DiegoSellers Petroleum Products, Inc. 9530 Chesapeake Dr. #504
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 277-760112-quart cases
San FranciscoPeninsula Oil CompanyTom Wilson
1655 Jerrold Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 282-441455-gallon drums
San FranciscoSan Francisco PetroleumDoug Seames
2121 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 621-522655-gallon drums
San JoaquinVan de Pol Enterprises, Inc.Ron Van de Pol
1001 W. Charter Way
Stockton, CA 95206
(209) 465-34213-gallon cases, 55-gallon drums
San JoaquinWest Hills Oil, Inc.222101 Colorado Street
San Joaquin, CA 93660
(559) 693-778255-gallon drums
San Luis ObispoJ.B. Dewar, Inc.Ken Dewar
P.O. Box 3059
San Luis Obispo, CA 93433
(805) 543-018055-gallon drums
San MateoFirst Automotive Distributors273 E. Harris Ave
S. San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 244-934312-quart cases
San MateoG N Renn Inc833 Old County Rd.
San Carlos, CA 95021
(650) 592-105012-quart cases
San MateoG-C Lubricants Co977 Bransten Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 592-32915-gallon buckets
San MateoJiffy Lube407 S. Delware Street
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 344-824212-quart cases
Santa BarbaraNorman S. Buvick Petrol. Inc.700 W. Church Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-767655-gallon drums
Santa ClaraCoast Oil Company 4250 Williams Road
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-7720 Main Number (408) 342-0220 Order Desk5-gallon buckets
Santa ClaraWestern States Oil Co1790 S. 10th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 351-23405-gallon buckets, bulk
Santa CruzBayside Oil II Inc210 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-377312-quart cases
Sants ClaraCoast Oil Company Gary Rowe
4250 Williams Rd.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-77205-gallon buckets
ShastaCross Petroleum Products 2340 Wyndham Lane
Redding, CA 96049
(530) 221-258865-gallon drums
ShastaInterState Oil Company 2940 Arcade Way
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 222-303155-gallon drums
ShastaNorthern Lights Energy (Headquarters)2340 Windham Lane
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 241-219612-quart cases
SiskiyouSiskiyou Petroleum1500 Fairlane Road
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 842-241655-gallon drums
SolanoB.C. Stocking DistributingP.O. Box 567
Vacaville, CA 95696
(707) 455-290055-gallon drums
SolanoBay Area Oil Co485 Industrial Way
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 747-506012-quart cases
SonomaRoyal Petroleum Company364 Todd Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(451) 454-406612 quart cases
StanislausC.L Bryant Inc.532 N. Sierra Avenue
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-0261 Headquarters (209) 537-7600Bulk or 55-gallon drums
StanislausC.L. Bryant Inc.237 E. Whitmore Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 537-7600Quarts, 1-gallon, cases, 55-gallon drums, sells mainly in bulk.
StanislausDickey Petroleum1001 Berkeley Avenue
Turlock, CA 95380
(559) 667-02366-gallon cases
SutterSierra Energy1499 Market Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 673-825355-gallon drums
TrinityNorthern Lights Energy Main & Washington
Weaverville, CA 96093
(530) 241-219612-quart cases
TulareSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Dinuba Plant #5 501 South "M" Street
Dinuba, CA 93618
(559) 591-446012-quart cases
TulareSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Porterville Plant #7 336 South "E" Street
Porterville, CA 93257
(559) 784-018655-gallon drums
TulareValley Pacific Petroleum1633 Minnel King Street
Visalia, CA 93279
(559) 784-218455-gallon drums
TuolumneC.L. Bryant Inc.Sonora Bulk Plant
201 Hospital Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-0700 Headquarters (209) 537-760012 quart cases
VenturaGeneral Petroleum Resources3815 Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 485-785512-quart cases
VenturaSilvas Oil Company, Inc. Oxnard plant # 11757 East Wooley Road
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 486-4581 12-quart cases
YoloRamos Oil Company Inc.Hep Hepner/Kent Ramos
P.O. Box 401
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-257012-quart cases
YoloRamos Oil Company Inc.4040 Old Highway 99 W
Dunnigan, CA 95937
(530) 724-350112-quart cases