Recycling Used Motor Oil

The Waste Management Facility does not accept used motor oil, oil filters or oil containers.
Motor Oil being poured into vehicle (JPG)

If you change your own motor oil, your used oil, oil filters and oil containers can be taken to an Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) drop off location for recycling. 

For more information on the Recycling Alberta program and a list of drop-off locations, go to the Alberta Recycling website.

Alberta Recycling will host three Free Paint and Used Oil Recycling Events in Red Deer in 2021. The events will be held at 5222-54 Avenue from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on:

  • May 15, 2021
  • July 24, 2021
  • September 25, 2021

For more information go to the Alberta Recycling website.

Please ensure the used oil is stored in the original container or another plastic container with a screw top lid that did not previously hold cleaners, solvents, fuels, paints, or bleach. It is not permitted to dispose of used motor oil in your household garbage or to pour it on the ground or down a storm drain.