Motor Oil & Filter Recycling

Recyclable Motor Oils

Used motor oils that can be recycled include:

  • Engine lubricating oils
  • Gearbox and differential oils
  • Transmission fluids
  • Vehicle crankcase oils

Please place used oil in a leak proof container and do not overfill. Place used oil filters in a used oil filter collection container or in a sealed plastic bag.


Call 209-533-5588 for a free reusable used oil collection container and/or an oil filter collection container while supplies last.


Certified Collection Centers

  • Accept used oil during normal business hours
  • When asked by customer, business pays $0.40 / gallon for uncontaminated used oil (O'Reilly Auto Parts provides a coupon worth $0.80 / gallon)
  • Container size must be 5 gallons or less
  • Auto Service businesses are required to ask for a customer's name, address, and phone number, when paying customers for oil
  • Most locations accept used oil filters
LocationAddressPhone Number
Accepts Used
Oil Filters
Auto Zone
1091 Sanguinetti Road
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-2122Yes
Cal Sierra Recycling Center
14959 Camage Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370
209-533-0445Yes
Jim's Automotive (Opie's)
668 N. Shaws Flat Road
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-3624Yes
O'Reilly Auto Parts
695 S. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
209-588-0180Yes
Sonora Express Lube
6 Pesce Way
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-6566Yes
Sonora Express Lube
14490 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-8480Yes
Twain Harte Gas
22890 Twain Harte Drive
Twain Harte, CA 95383
209-586-6335Yes
Zak's Auto Shack
24269 Highway 108
Sugar Pine, CA
209-586-2721No


Non-Certified Collection Centers

  • Accept used oil during normal business hours
  • Limit of 20 gallons of uncontaminated used oil per visit
  • Container size must be 5 gallons or less
  • Most locations accept used oil filters
LocationAddressPhone Number
Accepts Used
Oil Filters
Cal Sierra Transfer Station
19309 Industrial Drive
Sonora, CA 95370
209-536-1719Yes
Columbia Airport
(by appointment only)
10723 Airport Road
Columbia, CA 95310
209-533-5685Yes
Groveland Transfer Station
10700 Merrell Road
Groveland, CA 95321
209-962-4376Yes
Moccasin Recreation Area Maintenance Yard
11401 Jacksonville Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-852-2396Yes
Pine Mountain Lake
Maintenance Yard
12740 Par Court Drive
Groveland, CA 95321
209-962-8612Yes
Walmart Tire & Lube1101 Sanguinetti Road
Sonora, CA 95370
209-533-0440Yes