Let us take it off your hands! It’s free, easy, and best of all—it’s part of the regular curbside collection program for residents of single-family homes in the cities of South San Francisco, Millbrae and Brisbane. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Collect used motor oil in a clean, secure, and labeled screw-top container that is 1 gallon or smaller. You can repurpose an empty detergent or bleach bottle. You can also use the original oil container.
  2. Contain used oil filters in a clear zip-top bag. Be sure to seal the bag.
  3. Place used motor oil and filters next to your blue RECYCLING cart on your normal collection day.

Limit of 5 gallons of used oil and 5 filters per collection day. Oil cannot be mixed with any other substance. Contaminated oil must be taken to the San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Drop-off is free with an appointment for all San Mateo County residents. Schedule an appointment here or call (650) 372-6200.

Not eligible for curbside collection? Rather take your used oil and filters to a free drop-off location? San Mateo County residents are encouraged to deliver their oil and filters to a nearby collection center.

  1. Call the drop-off location prior to bringing your used oil and filter to verify hours and limitations.
  2. Collect used oil in a clean, non-breakable plastic container that has a screw-on cap.
  3. Place used oil filter into a plastic bag and seal tightly.
  4. Deliver used motor oil and filters to the collection center. Always give used motor oil and filters to a staff member.
  5. Never abandon used oil or filters outside of the business when the shop is closed. This is illegal.

Nearby collection centers include:


320 El Camino Real
(650) 697-3504

Firestone Store
1201 El Camino Real
(650) 871-9096

O’Reilly Auto Parts #2581
1200 El Camino Real
(650) 583-0443

South San Francisco

Blueline Transfer Station
500 E. Jamie Ct.
(650) 589-4020

N.O.D. Auto Service
442 Victory Ave.
(415) 988-7557

O’Reilly Auto Parts
1059 El Camino Real
(650) 589-8102

South San Francisco (cont.)

O’Reilly Auto Parts
3541 Callan Blvd.
(650) 827-9081

Shiva Auto Repair
118 S. Spruce Ave.
(650) 225-0600

For additional locations, maps and more information, please visit the San Mateo County Health website.