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Attention shade tree mechanics! Free stuff from the county!

John Rabe.
John Rabe.
John Rabe

If you change your own oil, and you live near South Whittier, next Saturday (April 6) you can not only get rid of the nasty old containers of used oil that are making rings on your garage floor, but you can get free stuff from the county.

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a free used motor oil and used oil filter recycling event at California High School (Mills Avenue parking lot), 9800 South Mills Avenue, on Saturday, April 6, from 9-1. In exchange for turning in their used oil, participants will be rewarded with free oil containers, oil filter containers, shop towels, and funnels while supplies last.

If you can't make this one, there are many more.

(John Rabe doesn't trust anyone to change his oil, and hosts Off-Ramp on KPCC Saturdays at noon and Sunday nights at 7.)