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Used Oil Filter Exchange Events

Each year California generates 67 million used automotive filters per year. Filters are considered hazardous waste and are banned from landfills, however, they are also completely recyclable. Each filter has about a pound of re-usable steel. All the filters sold annually in California can be recycled into 67 million pounds of steel, enough to build three large sports stadiums.

If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer, consider taking advantage of our filter exchange events. You’ll dispose of and recycle your filter the right way and you’ll walk away with a brand new free filter, it’s a win-win!

Event #1 *Canceled
Event #2
Event #3

March 14, 2020
10:00am to 1:00pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts

8751 Elk Grove Blvd. 95624
93.7 The River

April 18, 2020
10:00am to 1:00pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts

8751 Elk Grove Blvd. 95624
Sports 1140 KHTK

May 16, 2020
10:00am to 1:00pm

O’Reilly Auto Parts

8751 Elk Grove Blvd. 95624
99.9 La TriColor

*On Sunday, March 15, the Centers for Disease Control announced its recommendation to cancel or postpone in-person events with 50 or more people scheduled over the next 8 weeks. On Monday, March 16, President Trump changed that recommendation to events with 10 people or more. Late Monday night, March 16, Governor Newsom issued further guidance by prohibiting all gatherings of any size, effective immediately. Aligning with these recommendations, the Recycling and Waste Division has canceled or postponed events accordingly.

At each event you can:

  • Dispose of a used filter
  • Get a new filter for free*
  • Meet & greet with radio station personalities
  • Receive free food or free food coupons
  • Enter to win a Mechanics Creeper, sponsored by Republic Services

*Limit 2 per person
This program is brought to you by the City of Elk Grove, funded in part by a grant from CalRecycle.
Not for use by commercial automotive maintenance or repair facilities.

For questions, call (916) 627-3339

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