How to Dispose of Used Motor Oil



It’s just a part of owning a car. Every few thousand miles or so, you’re going to have to change your oil. But what do you do with the used motor oil that will in your car before? According to New Mexico state law, you are not allowed to simply throw the motor oil in the dumpster or pour it down the drain.

Where to Go to Dispose Motor Oil

Motor oil has hazardous properties that do not allow it to be thrown away with the rest of your trash. There are specific handling and disposal guidelines that must be followed, according to state law. That means you’ll have to take your motor oil to a location that has the proper tools and resources to properly dispose the material. You can take your motor oil to:

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center
6137 Edith Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM

Multiple locations around Albuquerque

These locations will charge a small fee for recycling your used motor oil, and should be contacted directly for more information.

Motor Oil Recycling at Quanz Auto Body

If you bring your car in to have its oil changed at Quanz Auto Body, we will properly dispose of or recycle your used motor oil for you. Plus, we’ll only use the highest quality oil in your car to keep it running properly. Bring your car in for an oil change today. No appointment is necessary!