Seattle Public Utilities

Auto Leaks

Every year, oil and other automotive fluids find their way to Puget Sound and other waterways, hurting wildlife and habitat. Seattle Public Utilities’ Automotive Maintenance Program wants to help you make sound choices.

Free Auto Leaks workshops

Participate in our free Auto Leaks Workshop and learn from a Certified Automotive Instructor. Have your car inspected, learn where most leaks occur, how to fix them, and get a free Vehicle Maintenance Check Kit.

The following classes will be offered at South Seattle College from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2019 dates


  • Jan. 26,2019 
  • Feb. 23, 2019 
  • March 9, 2019


Register for a class.

For questions contact the Seattle Public Utilities EPT Resource line at (206) 684-7624 or by email at

Properly dispose of oil

Free oil pickup

Did you know that Seattle Public Utilities will pick up your oil for free? Place it in a one-gallon jug next to your recycling cart on collection day. Limit: two jugs per collection. See more ways to dispose of used motor oil.

More ways to recycle oil

The Department of Ecology has a Recycle Database, or call 1(800) RECYCLE line to find out more about where you can take used oil for recycling.