Auto Fluids Alternative ways to recycle Hazardous Waste Used Motor Oil and Oil filters are collectioned curbside in the City of Santa Cruz. Please call customer Service at 420-5220 to recieve a free oil recycling jug and instructions for oil pick up. Many local automotive stores also provide jugs and accept used motor oil for recycling. Never Dump Down the Drain Auto fluids, such as brake fluid and motor oil, can contaminate lakes and rivers, so never dump them in the trash or down the drain. Instead, dispose of them as hazardous waste. Alternative Ways to Recycle Firestone Complete Auto Care Auto fluids can be recycled at an auto repair shop, such as Firestone Complete Auto Care. Call ahead and ask if they have any special requirements for the transportation of those fluids. Some collection places require a special container for transporting auto fluids, which can be purchased from their store.