Automotive oils and fluids are considered household hazardous waste products and must be disposed of properly to prevent contamination in our soil and waterways.
Illegal dumping or pouring automotive oils and fluids in stormwater drains contaminate local waterways, wetlands, ponds, and lakes, which can have a negative effect on shellfish beds, fish and animal habitat, recreational swimming, and our drinking water.
Fortunately, used motor oil can be “re-refined” into new oil that can be used for the same lubrication purposes. After the contaminants from use in a vehicle are removed, re-refined oil can be more efficient than its original form, making it an excellent recyclable material.
ACDEM accepts all automotive fluids at our Household Hazardous Waste facility for a fee and partners with Hires Automotive to collect used petroleum-based fluids free of charge. Many auto service centers in Allen County will also recycle used oil (fees may apply).
Contact the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality for water quality best practices in Allen County.
Need to dispose of automotive fluids?
Choose from a variety of automotive fluid recycling locations in Allen County.