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Motor Oil Recycling

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, oil recycling and proper disposal of a car's motor oil is a priority of our ethical, environmental and customer care policies. We handle your used oil disposal when you come in for your scheduled oil change. When it comes to recycling and motor oil disposal, leave it to our tire and auto service professionals - they will properly recycle your used motor oil and any other hazardous waste materials from your vehicle. Oil waste disposal is not only beneficial for the environment, but it's also the law.

Oil Recycling Locations

Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care when you're in need of an oil recycling location. Firestone is committed to the environment, and we believe it's extremely important for used motor oil and automotive waste to stay out of America's landfills, sewers and especially its oceans, lakes and rivers. If you're a DIY-er that can change your own motor oil and are looking for an oil recycling location, you're welcome to bring your used oil to any of our 1,700 Firestone Complete Auto Care stores. We'll safely dispose of your vehicle's motor oil. All Firestone Complete Auto Care stores are equipped to responsibly dispose of:

  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Gear oil
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Select car batteries
  • Select marine batteries

How is Oil Recycled and Reused?

When it comes to safely recycling and disposing of used motor oil, a common practice is re-refining the motor oil. During the re-refinement process, dirt, chemicals and debris are removed from the used motor oil. The used motor oil is restored to its original quality after the refinement process and can then be repurposed. Re-refined motor oil is the same quality as new oil and is helpful to the environment because it reduces the production of new oil. Firestone is currently in the testing phase of a new EcoPower quality motor oil that uses re-refined motor oil.

Another common motor oil recycling method is burning the used motor oil for heat or energy. In fact, new technology has helped create efficiency processes for power plants to be able to burn large amounts of used oil with minimal pollution or emission levels.

Either way, you can always be confident that Firestone Complete Auto Care is committed to your automotive services and best business practices - which is good for the environment.