Motor Oil Disposal

Overview

Walton County residents have four locations to dispose of used motor oil at no charge. The used oil is collected by Walton County Solid Waste employees. Simply bring your used oil to any of the four locations, lift the lid and pour in your oil (no other chemicals, please – just used motor oil). Please do not leave your empty containers.

County Locations

DeFuniak Springs

    • Woodyard Road – 117 Montgomery Circle (Adjacent to fuel tanks)
    • Walton County Landfill – 1118 Institution Rd, DeFuniak Springs

Paxton

    • Paxton Fire Station – 22120 US Hwy 331N, Paxton (Open 24/7)

Santa Rosa Beach

    • District 5 Road Department – 142 Community Way, Santa Rosa Beach (Open Mon-Thur 6am – 4:30pm)

Additional Non-County Locations

The following auto parts 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


Facts

Did you know that the used oil from one oil change 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 of 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.