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Oil Recycling in Butte and Tehama Counties

Oil Recycling in Butte and Tehama Counties

Published Jun 2016


In 2010, approximately 120 million gallons of lubricating oil were sold in California. That oil is a necessary component of operating our cars, boats and agricultural machinery. But once it’s done its job, where does the oil go? Some of it (24 million gallons) is burned off or leaked out by engines. But the majority (83 million gallons) is recycled. The remaining 13 million gallons? It likely ends up improperly disposed of down storm drains, into lakes or streams, or thrown in the garbage. Learn why it's important to recycle and reduce the consumption of oil.