In 1984 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a used oil management program under Sections 403.75 through 403.769, Florida Statutes. Florida’s Used Oil Recycling Program has grown to become one of the most successful in the United States and has received national recognition.
Annual Used Oil Registration and Renewal Information
This list provides general information on Used Oil Handlers registered through June 30 of each year with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. This list does not account for insurance expiration date being past, as that is updated only upon re-registration which occurs by June 30 of each year
Public Used Oil Collection Centers (PUOCC)
DEP encourages Floridians to protect natural resources and underground drinking water supplies by properly disposing used motor oil at public collection centers throughout the state.
Recycling and properly disposing of used oil will prevent contamination of Florida's water. The department's world-class used oil recycling program provides Floridians with a simple and effective way to dispose of used oil – free of charge.
Nationwide, approximately 200 million gallons of used oil are dumped on the ground or poured into storm drains every year. Improperly disposed oil can contaminate drinking water and harm aquatic animal and plant life. Just 5 gallons of motor oil can render 1 million gallons of water undrinkable. The oil can also create a film on top of rivers and lakes, depriving aquatic plant life of necessary sunlight and nutrients.
Statewide, only 35 percent of the more than 7 million gallons of motor oil used annually is recycled. DEP strives to prevent environmental damage by encouraging Floridians to recycle used oil at one of the Public Used Oil Collection Centers located throughout the state. In 2008, Florida's nationally recognized Public Used Oil Collection Centers successfully recycled 2,302,169 gallons of used oil.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.