Motor Oil Disposal


Walton County residents have four locations to dispose of used motor oil at no charge. The used oil is collected by Walton County workers and is recycled into materials for road paving and other projects. Simply bring your used oil to any of the five locations, lift the lid and pour in your oil (no other chemicals, please - just used motor oil.)

County Locations


  • Woodyard Road - 117 Montgomery Circle (Adjacent to fuel tanks)
  • Walton County Landfill - 691 Institute Rd, DeFuniak Springs (Open M-F 6am - 4:30 pm, Sat. 7am - 1pm)
  • Paxton Fire Station - 22120 US Hwy 331, Paxton (Open 24/7)
  • District 5 Road Department - 142 Community Way, Santa Rosa Beach (Open M-T 6am - 4:30pm)

Additional Non-County Locations

The following auto part stores will accept used motor oil.  The limit is 5 gallons each oil change for Walton County residents.

  • O'Reilly Auto Parts - DeFuniak Springs
  • Advanced Auto parts - DeFuniak Springs and Freeport
  • Autozone - DeFuniak Springs


Did you know that the used oil from one oil change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water - a years' supply for 50 people!

  • Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
  • It’s slow to degrade.
  • It sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers.
  • It's a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources.
On average, about four million people reuse motor oil as a lubricant for other equipment or take it to a recycling facility.

  • Recycled used motor oil can be re-refined into new oil, processed into fuel oils and used as raw materials for the petroleum industry.
  • One gallon of used motor oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil.
  • Begin recycling your used motor oil today.
  • If all the oil from American do-it-yourself oil changers were recycled, it would be enough motor oil for more than 50 million cars a year. Imagine how much foreign oil that would eliminate.
  • Used motor oil from cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, farm equipment and lawnmowers can be recycled and re-refined.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
man pouring oil into used motor oil facility
Disposing used motor oil at Walton
County Landfill.