Oil and Battery, Recycling
Automotive Oil, Cooking Oil and Automotive Battery Recycling
Please Note: The drop-off location is at the Waste Diversion Center locate at 140 Martin Street and is open six days a week
The City of Longmont offers several options for appropriate disposal of residential generated used motor oil, cooking oil and vehicle batteries.
1. The Waste Diversion Center located at 140 Martin Street
- Automotive oil may be taken to the recycling center. The oil must be in see-through, one-gallon non-opaque plastic containers, (gallon milk jugs work best), must be securely capped and cannot be contaminated with other fluids.
- Cooking oil may be taken to the recycling center in non-opaque plastic containers, (gallon milk jugs or the original plastic containers and box your cooking oil comes in).
- Automotive and rechargeable batteries (including motorcycle and boat batteries) may be brought to the same collection site. Note: Alkaline batteries are not recyclable and may be discarded in your curbside trash bin.
- Other chemicals (paint, solvents etc.) are not accepted at this site.
The collection site is open six days a week: Monday - Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:45 pm. You must bring your utility bill indicating you are a City of Longmont trash subscription customer and present that to the window attendant and they will direct you to the special collection bins.
2. City Household Chemical Collection Event
3. Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF)
- This location is open 3 days a week, year round and is located at 1901 63rd Street in Boulder (enter at Boulder County Recycling Center - follow signs to HMM facility). Longmont residents may take oils, batteries and other household chemicals for appropriate disposal at no additional fee. Please bring a City of Longmont utility bill as the program is available at no cost to City refuse collection customers only. Call ahead to verify days and hours of operation 303-441-4800.
In addition to these options for automotive oil and rechargeable battery collection sites, several local automotive parts stores accept automotive batteries and oil.