Used Oil Recycling

Collection of used oil has resumed at the Goldendale Transfer Station, but only on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Used oil is still not being collected at BZ Corners transfer station, Dallesport transfer station nor at the Roosevelt Landfill. Used oil collection will resume at those locations when we finalized the implementation of a practical, effective screening system that will prevent the introduction of contaminants into the used oil recycling stream. Until then, you have other options for dealing with used oil.

What Kind of Oil Can Be Recycled?


Used motor oil, gear oil, and transmission oil in 5-gallon, or smaller, containers.

Where Can I Recycle Used Oil in Klickitat County?


  • The NAPA auto parts store in Bingen.
  • Browning's shop just east of Goldendale on Highway 142.
The NAPA store and Brownings will not accept contaminated oil.

What is Contaminated Oil?


Contaminated oil is oil mixed with water, anti-freeze, brake fluid or solvent. If you suspect your oil is contaminated keep it separated from oil you intend to recycle.

Oil from pre-1960 hydraulic equipment or oil that came from any type of electrical transformer may contain PCBs. Even small amounts of PCBs are considered hazardous waste.

What Can I Do With Contaminated Oil?


Transfer stations will accept contaminated oil.
  1. Label the container as contaminated. Like - Used Oil with Antifreeze or Used Oil with PCBs.
  2. Tell the attendant at the transfer station you have contaminated oil and they will accept it. This oil will be treated and disposed of properly. There is no charge for this service.