Old motor oil can be refined, reconditioned or reprocessed to become usable again. An oil filter is made of three basic items: paper, steel and plastic. All of these items are recyclable when sent to the proper recycling outlet.
Frequent Used Motor Oil & Filters Recycling Questions
I changed my own oil and filter. Can I throw them in the trash?
No, do not throw your used oil or filters in the trash or down a drain. According to the EPA, used oil from one oil change has the power to contaminate 1,000,000 gallons of water. Oil is toxic and is slow to degrade in the environment.