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Valleywide : Businesses to Collect Used Oil for Disposal

August 19, 1995|FRANK MANNING

Three San Fernando Valley businesses have been designated by the state as used-oil recycling collection centers as part of a statewide effort to prevent contamination of drinking water through improper disposal.

Participating businesses are paid 4 cents per quart under the state's Used Oil Recycling Program and will accept up to 20 gallons per person per day.

Since the program was launched in 1992, more than 1,400 businesses throughout the state have been designated as oil collection centers. Funding for the program, which is operated by the California Integrated Waste Management Board, comes from a tax on oil sold in the state.

Illegal disposal of used oil is a serious problem in California, said board Chairman Daniel G. Pennington. According to the agency, one gallon of oil can contaminate up to 1 million gallons of drinking water.

Jiffy Lube at 11471 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in San Fernando will accept used oil Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 361-8778.

Econo Lube N' Tune at 10240 De Soto Ave. in Chatsworth will accept used oil Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 700-8863.

Jiffy Lube at 20860 Roscoe Blvd. in Canoga Park will accept used oil Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 886-8218.

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