Used Motor Oil and Filters

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It is illegal in Washington to improperly dispose of oil. Whether you do your own car maintenance, rely on an auto shop, or you are a Bellevue business providing vehicle service for others, chances are you rely on the City's auto parts retailers. As community partners, many of our City’s auto parts stores will take back, at no cost, used motor oil and used oil filters from people at home who change their own car oil.  

  • On average, each participating Bellevue store collects 15,400 gallons of used motor oil from Bellevue’s do-it-yourself oil changes each year! 
  • Nearly 10,000 filters were collected last year from customers bringing their oil and filters in for recycling! Oil filters, even when drained, contain valuable steel and an ounce of oil.
    • TIP: If you get your oil changed at a fast lube shop or service station, make sure to confirm they recycle your filters, rather than “drain-and-dump” them. While the latter is technically legal, it misses the chance to capture recyclable oil and high quality steel for return to our economy.

For used motor oil

Drain the oil into a clean, reusable container and bring it into the collection tank at any of these locations during regular business hours. Small quantities only.  Fees may apply

  • AutoZone, 15015 Main St.
  • Greg’s Japanese Auto, 13421 NE 20th St.
  • Len’s Automotive, 1620 136th Pl. NE
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Eastgate, 15303 SE 37th St
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Factoria, 4000 Factoria Blvd. SE
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Overlake, 14890 NE 24th St.

For used oil filters

Drain the filter for 24 hours, collect the oil for recycling. Fees may apply.

  • AutoZone, 15015 Main St.
  • Len’s Automotive, 1620 136th Pl. NE
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Eastgate, 15303 SE 37th St.
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Factoria, 4000 Factoria Blvd. SE
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – Overlake, 14890 NE 24th St.
  • Surrey North Auto Repair, 12003 NE 12th St.

Do-it-Yourself Shift Green Flyers - Oil Recycling and Hazardous Materials Disposal

Mobile Mechanics - Oil Recycling and Hazardous Materials Disposal Flyers