News Flash

Home

Posted on: October 28, 2011

Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Paint

Paint

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle responsibly in Watsonville!
In-store take-back programs are free for residents.

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle responsibly in Watsonville! In-store take-back programs are free for residents. They help you return products like used motor oil and unwanted paint for reuse or recycling. These two products are considered household hazardous waste. You can dispose of these toxic products in an environmentally safe and responsible way. Take advantage of these free programs and find a convenient location near you. 

 

Why recycle used motor oil?

Used motor oil can be recycled, cleaned, and reused. It is important to recycle this product because it’s incredibly toxic. Illegally dumping used motor oil contaminates our groundwater, wetlands, and rivers. Take your used motor oil (up to 5 gallons at a time per customer) to a certified center to keep your home and environment safe.

 

paint caNSWhy recycle unwanted paint?

Oil-based paints and paint solvents are considered hazardous products. You may properly seal and store paint for years or simply drop off your unwanted paint (up to 10 gallons at a time) to a location near you. Safely disposing of your unwanted paint is an easy step towards keeping these hazardous products away from your home and where they belong.

These local stores offer this service to our community as part of their take-back programs. The following stores accept paint and used motor oil for free during open business hours. Please call ahead, if you need to drop off large quantities as restrictions may apply.



AltTextThis article posted in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Collaborators of the article included Mark Dettle, Scott Hamby, Steve Jesberg, Steve Palmisano and John Preseligh.


You can view the article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Summer in the city internship program - Facebook Post

Summer in the City Internship Program

Posted on: March 11, 2019
SURVEY

We Need Your Feedback!

Posted on: April 12, 2019
participants of the 2018 Earth Day/Day of the Child + information on 2019 event

Earth Day/Day of the Child

Posted on: March 14, 2019
wine walk_Website

Wine, Beer and Art Walk

Posted on: February 14, 2019
EDITH

EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home

Posted on: February 14, 2019
WPD welcomes two new officers

The WPD family keeps growing!

Posted on: February 11, 2019
FLYERS FLYER 2019 Square

FLYERS Afterschool Program New Location

Posted on: January 16, 2019
holidays in the plaza

Holidays in the Plaza

Posted on: November 23, 2018
Thanksgiving Closure (1)

Thanksgiving Closure

Posted on: November 21, 2018
factory__sale

Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale

Posted on: November 19, 2018
first time home buyer forum 9.19.18

First Time Home Buyers Forum

Posted on: September 7, 2018
PinkPatch Project (2)

Support WPD & WFD's Pink Patch Project

Posted on: August 29, 2018
first time home buyer forum

First Time Home Buyers Forum

Posted on: August 18, 2018
water quality

Wanted - Water Quality Watchdogs

Posted on: August 3, 2018
strawberryfestival

Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Posted on: July 17, 2018
music in the plaza

Music in the Plaza

Posted on: July 17, 2018
Parks and recs month

July is Parks & Rec Month

Posted on: July 17, 2018
virtual kidnapping

Virtual Kidnapping

Posted on: March 19, 2018
150 things to do and see

150 Things to Do and See in Watsonville

Posted on: February 20, 2018
KUWW

Keeping Up With Watsonville

Posted on: April 20, 2017
PIntoLake

Pinto Lake City Park

Posted on: April 21, 2017