Throughout the year San Mateo County hosts several used motor oil filter exchange events where you can bring in your used oil filter and we will give you a voucher for a new one for free! There is a limit of one free filter per family. The purpose of these events is to promote metal filter recycling. Many people do not realize these filters can’t be put into your trash or recycle bin, but must be recycled at a collection center.
To be notified of upcoming events by email, click here. To be notified by text message, text the word FILTER to 38470.
San Mateo County has over 60 locations for “Do It Yourself” oil changers to drop off used motor oil and filters for proper recycling year round. There’s also a good chance you can even have these hazardous items picked up from your curb on your garbage day!
Check back here for upcoming events!