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Used Oil Recycling Program

Used Oil Recycling Program

Texas law prohibits dumping used oil on land or into sewers or waterways. This includes the use of used oil as a dust suppressant. Texas has also banned used oil filters from being placed in or accepted for disposal in a landfill.

The goals of the Used Oil Recycling Program are to:

  • increase participation of public and private sector organizations and companies as used oil collection centers;
  • increase collection of used oil by collection centers;
  • increase recycling by increasing the number of collection centers; and
  • provide education and technical guidance to the regulated community and the public.

For additional information about used oil management, see The Used Oil Recycling Handbook: Guidance for Used Oil Handlers (RG 325).