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Hazardous Waste Warning works best in modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 8. All are free to download and will greatly improve your internet experience. Wastes in this section are dangerous to you and the environment. Handle them carefully and dispose of them properly. Legally, households may not transport more than 15 gallons of wet or 125 pounds of dry hazardous materials. Read about the regulation.

Oil Filters

Most of us know that motor oil is recyclable, but many people forget about the oil filters.

Can I put my oil filters in the trash?

No! In California used oil filters are considered hazardous waste. Despite the best of intentions, it's very difficult to completely drain the oil from the filters. Set aside your oil filters (a 5-gallon bucket works well) and bring them along the next time you drop off your oil for recycling.

Most locations that accept Used Motor Oil also take the filters, but please call ahead to be sure.

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