Used Oil Recycling
Boat Green & #KeepSolanoClean
Don't let leaky oil leave the bilge.
Did you know that 1 gallon of motor oil can ruin 1 million gallons of drinking water? It is important for boaters to carry out clean, safe boating practices to help protect Solano County's water, wildlife, and recreation. You can make this happen simply by installing a clean, new oil absorbent or bilge pad in your boat's bilge compartment at the start of every boating season.
Oil absorbents are designed to absorb oil and repel water, and can be returned for oil recycling curbside, at a local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, or at a bilge pad exchange station at Lake Berryessa or Sandy Beach Park in Rio Vista.
Receive a free oil absorbent with your FREE 2023 Boater Kit.
Check back later to complete the boater kit request form or visit our Boater Outreach interns on summer weekends at Lake Berryessa, Sandy Beach Park or Delta Marina in Rio Vista, Suisun City Marina or Boat Launch, and the Vallejo Marina. Email us at to learn more.
Certified Collection Centers
Recycle used motor oil, oil filters, and oil absorbents at a Certified Used Oil Collection Center.
Carefully drain used oil from a motor and/or oil filter into a clean container and take it to a Certified Used Oil Collection Center, a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, or have it collected curbside by your local waste management service*. Oil absorbents such as bilge pads can be placed in a sealed plastic bag and collected curbside*, dropped off at a bilge pad exchange station, or delivered at a HHW facility.
Certified Collection Centers displaying this official logo will pay recyclers a 40-cent-per-gallon recycling incentive (up to 5 gallons per visit).
Visit our Certified Collection Centers of Solano County map below to find a Certified Collection Center or bilge pad exchange station nearest you.
* Curbside pickup varies by city. Please check with your city or visit recycle.solanocounty.com
Download the Used Oil Recycling Flier