Solid Waste Management Department
Motor Oil Disposal
Solid Waste Management Department will no longer provide curbside collection of used motor oil.
Don't Dump in Trash or Down Drain
Used motor oil is a contaminant of waterways, so do not dump down the drain or trash. Filters also leak toxics into the waterways that are slow to break down in the environment.
How to recycle used motor oil
Most retailers that sell motor oil will accept motor oil for recycling. Auto parts retailers will not accept motor oil that has been contaminated with other products like antifreeze. Don’t mix your motor oil with anything else. Call ahead to make sure oil and filters are accepted.
Store your used motor oil in a clean, leak-proof container like a plastic milk jug or an empty oil bottle. Make sure the cap is tightly sealed on the container, and store it in a cool, dry place away from heat, sunlight, kids, and pets.
Oil filters can be recycled, too, and should not be tossed in the trash. If you have a used oil filter, use a screwdriver or other tool to puncture a hole in the dome end of the filter, ideally while it's still warm. Allow the oil filter to drain into the used oil container for several hours.
Drop-off locationsNeighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers: Used MOTOR OIL
- North - 9003 N Main 77022
- Northwest - 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
- Northeast - 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
- Southeast - 2240 Central Street 77017
- South - 5100 Sunbeam 77033
- Southwest - 10785 SW Freeway 77074
- Westpark Center - The Consumer Recycling Center, located at 5900 Westpark at Fountainview accepts used oil and used oil filters for recycling. Maximum quantity accepted is 5 gallons.
- ESC - SOUTH, 11500 S. Post Oak Rd.
- ESC - NORTH, 5614 Neches St.
Acceptable oil items at ESC’s are – Cooking Oil, Motor Oil. Oil based paint – 25 gallon max.
Additionally, earth911.com it provides additional list of drop-off locations near your home.