The City of Hemet has FREE oil change kits available for City residents while supplies last. The kits can be picked up at the Corporation Yard located at 3777 Industrial Avenue, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The kits will include an oil drain container, funnel, shop rags and an oil filter recycling container. Your used motor oil can be dropped off at various Used Oil Collection Center locations throughout the City.
Used Oil Recycling
Used motor oil can be cleaned, recycled and used again and again! Please go to the CalRecycle Website for a complete explanation of how used oil can be re-refined/recycled. By recycling your used motor oil, you are helping the environment to conserve our valuable natural resources.
What Are the Hazards of Used Oil?
Used oil can contain such contaminants as lead, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, chlorides, cadmium, and chlorinated compounds. Oil poured down drains or onto the ground can work its way into our ground and surface waters and cause serious pollution. One gallon of used oil can foul a million gallons of drinking water. Federal reports indicate that used motor oil accounts for more than 40 percent of the total oil pollution of our nation's harbors and waterways.
Used Oil Collection Center Locations
The City of Hemet has thirteen (13) Used Oil Collection Centers located citywide. Their locations and telephone numbers are listed below. Motor oil brought to Used Oil Collection Centers must NOT be contaminated. Do not mix solvents, water, gasoline, or anti-freeze with your used motor oil. Please call the collection center for hours of operation and quantities accepted.
AutoZone Number 2820 1550 W Florida Avenue Hemet, CA92543 (951) 929-0807 CalRecycle Number: 33-C-04993 Used oil filters accepted
AutoZone Number 5556 3100 E. Florida Avenue Hemet, CA92545 (951) 652-1308 CalRecycle Number: 33-C-04772 Map Used oil filters accepted
Firestone Store Number 2233 350 W Florida Street Hemet, CA92543 (951) 929-2424 CalRecycle Number: 33-C-01252Map
Inland Chevrolet 350 Carriage Circle Hemet, CA92545 (951) 658-4401 CalRecycle Number: 33-C-00845Map