Drain oil filters upside down over a container to collect remaining oil for at least 12 hours. Put drained filters in a sealed container to prevent leaks.
Take used motor oil and oil filters to a collection site:
Store used motor oil in a sealed, labeled container. Don’t mix used motor oil with antifreeze, water, gasoline, or other fluids. Don’t store used motor oil in a container previously used for antifreeze, bleach, paint, pesticides, or other chemicals. Any residue left in the container may contaminate the oil.
Minnesota law prohibits throwing away motor oil and oil filters. Even when drained, oil filters contain motor oil that can contaminate our environment if disposed of improperly.
Empty plastic containers that previously held automotive fluids should not be recycled. Place empty containers in the garbage.
For information on disposal of other automotive fluids, see automotive fluids or fuels.