Motor Oil Recycling

Proper Preparation

Do not contaminate oil with other fluids like antifreeze or other auto fluids. Bring motor oil or other approved oils only (see below). Use a clean, dry, container with no residues. Use a container that is leak proof and has a lid. You may recycle up to 5 gallons at a time. Take your container with you after you drop off the used oil at Refuse Transfer Stations or Landfill. Reminder: the program is for home mechanics only.

Hanalei Transfer Station, 5-3751 Kuhio Hwy. - 241-4841 or 212-4683

Kapa'a Transfer Station, 5051 Kahi Rd. - 241-4841 or 212-4683

Līhu‘e Transfer Station, 3450 Ahukini Rd. - 241-4841 or 212-4683

Hanapēpē Transfer Station, 4380 Lele Rd. - 241-4841 or 212-4683

Kekaha Landfill, 6900 -D Kaumuali'i Hwy. - 241-4841 or 212-4683

Locations open everyday, excluding holidays.
Transfer Station hours: 7:15 am - 3:15 pm Kekaha Landfill hours: 8 am -4 pm closed for lunch from 12 pm- 12:30 pm. Please arrive at least half an hour before closing time!

Recycle your used motor oil & motor oil filter:

After draining the oil from your car's crankcase , pour the motor oil into a clean container. Never use containers that held household chemicals such as Bleach. Make sure that the container has a secure lid so it cannot spill. Residents can bring up to 5 gallons of motor oil to be recycled per month, per each household to any of the Refuse Transfer Stations as well as the Kekaha Landfill.

The County of Kaua'i uses Unitek Solvent Services as a vendor for the disposal of used oil, fuels and used oil filter drums.


  • A new reusable storage container with a lid, such as a 3 to 5 gallon bucket is recommended.
  • If using a container that once held food, beverages, or other products, be sure it is cleaned and clearly labeled "used oil" and kept out of reach of children and pets.
  • Never mix used oil with gasoline or solvents.
  • Never put used oil in containers that previously contained bleach or other chemicals (Used oil mixed with bleach, gasoline, or solvent can become hazardous waste).

Acceptable Products

Crankcase Oil

Gear Oil

Transmission Oil

Power Steering Oil

Diesel Fuel

Hydraulic Oil

2 Cycle oil unmixed (NO GAS)

Lubricating Oil

Unacceptable Products

Oil contaminated with water



Carburetor Cleaners

Brake Cleaners

Brake Fluids


Anti Freeze

Shingle Oil

PCB oil


These products can be brought to our semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste event. For more information click on: hhw

Permitted Used Oil Transporters / Processors

Businesses interested in recycling their used motor oil can contact the numbers below:

Unitek Solvent Services


808-682-8284 Oahu