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651-266-2400
651-266-2594 (TTY)

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AskPH@co.ramsey.mn.us
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PH Logo Used Motor Oil & Filters

 

How do I recycle used motor oil and filters?
Bring used motor oil and filters to any of the Ramsey County household hazardous waste (HHW) collection sites
The used oil shed at the Arden Hills HHW collection site is open 24/7.  There is no disposal fee at any of the sites.

Used Oil Shed - Open 24/7
The used oil shed at the Arden Hills HHW collection site is open 24 hours a day / 7 day week.
1352 Ben Franklin Road, Arden Hills, MN 55112 | map (pdf) 

Follow the instructions on the sign. If the shed door is closed, feel free to open it. Then close the door upon leaving.
This site is under video surveillance. Dumping of unacceptable materials is not allowed.

Collection for Used Clothing and Shoes
The Salvation Army has a drop-off box for unwanted clothing and shoes located next to the used oil shed in Arden Hills.  Items must be in good condition.

Why do I need to recycle used motor oil?
Used motor oil is toxic and poses a threat to humans, animals, surface water, ground water and even air, if disposed of improperly.  The oil picks up chemicals from the engine as it moves through your lawn mower, boat, car or truck.  Used oil from one oil change can contaminate one million gallons of fresh water if it is dumped on to the ground!   Disposal of motor oil in the trash has been banned since 1988.

Why can’t I throw used oil filters in the trash?
Motor oil filters are made of paper and metal.  Because used oil filters contain a considerable amount of used motor oil even when drained, motor oil filters pose a threat to humans, animals, surface water (lakes and rivers), ground water (for drinking water wells) and even air, if disposed of improperly.   It is illegal to put motor oil filters in the trash.

More Information
651.633.EASY (3279) anytime, answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or AskEH

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