Free Oil Filter Exchange Event at Pasadena Pep Boys October 3

PASADENA, Calif.—All Pasadena do-it-yourselfers are invited to safely recycle their used motor oil and oil filters—and get a new oil filter for free—9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 1135 E. Colorado Blvd. New filters are limited to three (3) per person with a maximum value of $15.00 per filter. Free oil recycling kits will also be provided to attendees. Residents who would like their used motor oil picked up directly from their home can schedule an appointment by contacting the Pasadena City Service Center at (626) 744-7311.

Used motor oil and oil filters are classified as household hazardous waste, so they should not be disposed of in trash bins or dumpsters. Motor oil that is not disposed of properly can make its way into ground and surface waters, causing serious pollution. Oil filter exchange events help protect the environment by promoting proper recycling of used oil and oil filters.

Can’t make it to Pep Boys on Saturday? View the list of certified used motor oil and oil filter collection centers located in Pasadena.

Pasadena’s oil filter exchange events are made possible by a grant from the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the City Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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