Waste Management

Oil Collection

The Department of Environmental Services issues gift grants for the purpose of establishing and improving used oil collection centers serving Do-It-Yourselfers who change their own automotive oil. Grant funds, up to $2,500 per year, can be used to assist with the purchase of used oil management equipment, such as tanks, drums, funnels, gauges, absorbents, secondary containment units, concrete pads, sheds, filter bins, filter crushers, safety funnels, spill kits, signs, etc. Government entities, including cities and towns, as well as motor vehicle inspection stations and some non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for yearly grants related to the collection of Do-It-Yourselfer used oil and/or automotive oil filters. Click here for more information and the grant application form.

Many private service stations collect oil at no charge.