Two Free Oil Filter Exchange Events May 27 and June 24, 2017

Posted on May 24, 2017 in

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PASADENA, Calif.—Do you change the oil for your car or truck by yourself?  If so, we welcome you to take advantage of the City’s free oil filter exchange program.  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, May 27, 2017 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave.

Can’t make it this Saturday?  Then mark your calendars for the City’s next free oil filter exchange event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 1860 E. Colorado Blvd.

Just bring your used oil filter and get a free new oil filter, limit two (2) per person.  Our Oil Filter Exchange Events help protect the environment by promoting proper recycling of used oil filters and oil.

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.  Even if you don’t need a new oil filter, but want to safely recycle used oil, make sure to stop by.  If you want to schedule a used oil pick-up from your Pasadena residence, contact the Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311.

A list of other certified oil and oil filter collection centers located in Pasadena is online at:

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

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4333,