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 a quick view of used oil and used oil filter management, see Used Oil and Used Oil Filters in Texas.