City to hand out free used oil recycling kits

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The City of Santa Clarita will distribute free used oil recycling kits to residents at Charity Cruise Night beginning at 6 p.m. June 3 at Valencia AutoSpa in Valencia. The kits, funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, include a collection container, funnel, shop rag, filter bag, spill mat and tire gauge. The city is distributing the kits to increase participation in the curbside used oil and filter recycling program. Used oil can contain such contaminants as lead, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, chlorides, cadmium and chlorinated compounds. Oil poured down drains or onto the ground can work its way into ground and surface waters, causing serious pollution problems. One gallon of used oil can foul a million gallons of drinking water, and federal reports indicate that used motor oil accounts for more than 40 percent of the total oil pollution of our nation’s harbors and waterways. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAfter picking up kits, residents can call Curbside Inc. at (800) 449-7587 to schedule home collection of the oil and filters. Residents also may take their used oil and filters to a local certified collection center. For a list of locations, call (800) 253-2687 or visit www.1800cleanup.org. For information, call the city’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098. Proof of Santa Clarita residency is required for a free kit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more