Published : Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:08 PM
Pasadena’s Department of Public Works is leading a Free Oil Filter Exchange event on Saturday, November 17, at the Pep Boys Auto Parts and Service shop at 1135 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is in support of the City-wide campaign to protect the environment. Recycling used motor oil and oil filters is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce pollution in waterways and the ocean.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says oil pollution in waterways in the United States is a serious problem, partly the result of used engine oil and improperly disposed oil filters. The pollution is not only widespread, but also dangerous.
The EPA says it only takes one gallon of used oil to contaminate one million gallons of drinking water with toxic contaminants like arsenic, lead, cadmium, zinc, barium and chromium.
EPA guidelines say used oil filters can be processed to recycle both the used oil and the steel remains. The drained oil can be refined into lower grades of lubricating oils or fuel, and the steel scrap can be reprocessed into new steel products such as cans, cars, appliances and construction materials.
At the Oil Filter Exchange event on Saturday, Pasadena do-it-yourselfers can safely recycle both their used oil and oil filters and get a new oil filter for free.
Just bring your used oil filter – and your used engine oil – and get a free new oil filter.
For more information, call (626) 744-7311 or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/main/event/oil-filter-exchange-event-5.