Green Works expands oil filter recycling program

By: Recycling Today

The Detroit-based program has started a collection service for used oil filters and motor oil.

Green Works, a subsidiary business under Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit in Detroit, has expanded its used oil filter recycling program to now include a collection service in partnership with Green Arbor Environmental, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Green Works’ used oil filters recycling service now offers a “milk run” style pickup service of both used oil filters and used motor oil from metro Detroit quick change/oil change shops and automotive dealerships. The operation of two SB-600 oil filter crushers from Oberg, Monroe, Washington, is designed to process up to 400 tons of  Goodwill’s Green Works filters per month.

In keeping with Goodwill Detroit’s mission to support and employ people with employment challenges, Green Works, along with the organization’s job training program Flip the Script, has trained several of the region’s returning citizens to operate the Oberg SB-600, which will result in multiple shifts of uninterrupted operation and the creation of new jobs.

“Our catalog of services at Green Works is designed to provide support to businesses that prioritize cost effective, environmentally sustainable practices,” Jay Wilber, president of Goodwill’s Green Works, says. “The oil filter recycling program began nearly four years ago servicing customers from Michigan’s neighboring states of Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The addition of the pickup convenience will allow more local auto care providers, along with those throughout the region, to keep their steel and oil waste from being disposed in landfills, which is one of our primary goals.”

To request a pickup and recycling for used oil filters and motor oil, please contact Jay Wilber, president Goodwill’s Green Works, at 313-499-3100 and or Moe Diab, president of Green Arbor Environmental, at 248-632-7202 and

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