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FREE Oil Change Kit

If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer and like to change your own oil and filter, pick up a FREE Oil Change Kit from the Thousand Oaks Hazardous Waste Facility. This kits contains everything you need to safely change and transport your used oil and filters to a Certified Used Oil Collection Center.

Recycle Used Oil

Did you know that used motor oil can be cleaned and used again and again? Used motor oil and filters can be dropped off at Certified Used Oil Collection Centers for proper recycling and disposal. A list of centers in the Thousand Oaks area to drop off these materials is provided at the bottom of this page. You can also make an appointment to drop off oil and filters at the City's Hazardous Waste Facility in Newbury Park. The following things should be kept in mind when planning to dispose of used oil and filters: 

  • Call centers for hours of operation, quantity limits, and to find out whether filters are accepted. Usually up to 5 gallons of oil per day, per resident, are accepted but it can vary from center to center.
  • $0.40 cents per gallon reimbursement is available.
  • Place oil in five gallon (or smaller) containers which have tight seals and are pourable. 
  • For those locations that accept filters, drain and place in a plastic bag.
  • It is illegal to leave oil after business hours.
  • It is against the law to put used oil in the trash, on the ground, or in the storm drain system.
  • Do not contaminate oil by mixing with any other automotive or household products -- it will not be accepted.

Click here to view a brochure on Used Oil and Oil Filter Recycling

When Do You REALLY Need to Change Your Car or Truck's Oil?

Unless you have a vintage or classic vehicle, the answer may not be every 3,000 miles.
Find the manufacturer-recommended oil change intervals for most vehicles (2000-2013) by clicking on the link below.

Recycle Centers

Click here to see CalRecycle's listing of certified motor oil recycling centers.

AUTOZONE*
1774 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 379-1257

DISCOUNT TIRE CENTER*
1350 Thousand Oaks Blvd
(323) 785-6699

CONEJO VALLEY UNOCAL 76
420 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 496-2333

FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE*
1100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 497-7581

FIRESTONE AUTO CARE (THE OAKS)*
598-A W. Hillcrest Drive
(805) 496-2611

HONDA OF THOUSAND OAKS*
3925 Auto Mall Drive
(805) 371-5520

INFINITI OF THOUSAND OAKS
3570 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 494-1200

JIFFY LUBE*
1695 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 496-3910

JIFFY LUBE*
2905 Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 495-5664

NEFTIN WESTLAKE VOLKSWAGEN-MAZDA*
3550 Auto Mall Drive
(805) 497-9404
O'GARA COACH WESTLAKE
3610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 418-9092
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS*
3111 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
(805) 379-1892
PEP BOYS
2099 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 497-0089
RUSNAK AUTO PORSCHE*
3839 Auto Mall Drive
(805) 496-6500

O'REILLY AUTO PARTS #5819*
737 N Wendy Dr
(805) 410-4643

WESTLAKE MAZDA/VOLKSWAGEN*
3500 Auto Mall Dr
(805) 497-9404
VALVOLINE INSTANT OIL CHANGE*
2378 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd
(805) 497-4848
   * Accepts motor oil and filters.