Don’t Forget the Filter! Used Oil Filter Exchange Events coming to Torrance

As part of the City of Torrance‘s used motor oil recycling program, the City’s Public Works Department is proud to offer four (4) filter exchange events upcoming in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

EDIT: The June 13th event at Pep Boys has been canceled. 


  • All filter exchange events are FREE for Torrance residents.
  • Residents who bring in an old oil filter to recycle will receive a voucher for a new oil filter to redeem in-store that day.
  • Free filters are limited to stock in-store; maximum two new filters when you recycled two old filters; restrictions apply.
  • Residents recycling filters OR used motor oil at this event are eligible to receive a free oil recycling container.

Watch our interview on “This Week in Torrance” !

Save the date and visit us at one of our upcoming filter exchange events!

Questions? Please contact the City’s Used Oil Recycling Hotline toll-free at 888-HEY-SLICK.

Download flyer here.



when are you going to resume the used oil filter program ?
i ask this because it is a very earth friendly and a very responsible move
from and for the city

Aliah Meza

Hi Abe, Thanks for reaching out. The City of Torrance has cancelled all their events through the end of 2020. We will evaluate resuming the filter exchanges in the new year. In the meantime, you can still recycle your used oil & filters for free at local AutoZone and O’Reilly locations, as well as at L.A. County HHW Collection events and permanent centers. See the County’s website for more information:


I don’t see anything about used auto tires. Where can I recycle these at?

Aliah Meza

Hi Dale, L.A. County Dept of Public Works has a program of events to drop-off tires. However, because of COVID-19, the County has suspended these events temporarily. There are a few private businesses that will recycle a large amount of tires for a small fee. You can view those locations here: In addition, most tire retailers and repair shops will take an old tire and recycle it. The fee is usually around $5-$10 per tire. You can also find companies that accept tires by using this search engine and entering your zip code: Thanks for your question!

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