Do you change the oil yourself for your car or truck? 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 pm., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave.
This is the ﬁ rst of four such free oil ﬁlter exchange events currently being planned this year by the City’s Department of Public Works, www. cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks. The events are all planned for the last Saturday of each month beginning in March and repeating in April, May and June. Next month’s event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017 at AutoZone, 555 N. Lake Ave.
Just bring your used oil ﬁlter—and used oil—and get a free new oil ﬁlter, limit two (2) per person. The oil ﬁlter exchange helps protect the environment by promoting proper recycling of used oil and oil ﬁlters. A list of participating certiﬁed oil and oil ﬁlter collection centers in Pasadena is online at www.cityofpasadena. net/PublicWork/UsedMotorOilandFilterCollectionCenters.
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. If you want to schedule a used oil pick-up, contact the Pasadena Citizen Service Center at (626) 744-7311.
Pasadena’s Oil Filter Exchange program is made possible by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), www.calrecycle. ca.gov, www.facebook.com/CalRecycle and www.twitter.com/calrecycle.