Oils Well That Ends Well

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Come recycle used oil and oil filters March 25!

Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck? All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave.

This is the first of four such free oil filter exchange events currently being planned this year by the City’s Department of Public Works, The events are all planned for the last Saturday of each month beginning in March and repeating in April, May and June. Next month’s event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at AutoZone, 555 N. Lake Ave.

Just bring your used oil filter – and used oil – and get a free new oil filter, limit two per person. The oil filter exchange helps protect the environment by promoting proper recycling of used oil and oil filters. A list of participating certified oil and oil filter collection centers in Pasadena is online at

Used oil filters are recyclable because they are primarily made of steel. Used oil can be recycled to make other petroleum-based products such as asphalt and heating oil. In 2016, certified collection centers in Pasadena collected about 15,865 gallons of used oil that might otherwise had been improperly disposed of by do-it-yourselfers. The City each year also directly collects about 400 gallons of used oil from residential refuse customers who call for a pick up. If you want to schedule a used oil pick-up, contact the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311.

Pasadena’s Oil Filter Exchange program is made possible by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), and

March 16, 2017

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