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Bilge Pad Exchange

FREE Bilge Pad Exchange

This program is made possible through partnerships between the County of Orange, CalRecycle, harbor cities, and the essential local businesses that provide bilge pad collection and distribution locations.

CLEAN & GREEN

1. Never discharge contaminated bilge water into the harbors or ocean.
2. Use bilge pads or other absorbents to soak up oil, ATF and/or fuel.
3. Take the used, contaminated pads back to a participating Bilge Pad Exchange location for proper disposal.
4. Visit Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers to recycle or properly dispose of other hazardous waste, learn more at: www.oclandfills.com

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

This program is open to everybody with a non-commercial vessel. If you are a boater or mechanic and use bilge pads routinely or while doing maintenance, you are encouraged to visit a participating Bilge Pad Exchange location in any Orange County harbor to get a new bilge pad and dispose of your used pads FREE.

Locations where you can get new oil absorbent bilge pads and properly dispose of your used pads:

Huntington Harbor

Sunset Aquatic Marina
2901-A Edinger Ave
562-592-2833

Maxum Marine Fuels
15922 Pacific Coast Highway
562-592-4975

Newport Harbor

Hill’s Boat Service*
814 E. Bay Ave.
949-675-0740

Island Marine Fuel*
406 S. Bay Front
949-673-1103

Balboa Yacht Basin
829 Harbor Island Dr.
949-644-3034

*Drop-off used pads (obtain key from office) at:

  • Launch Ramp at 1131 Back Bay Dr.
  • A-Lot Storage Yard at 101 N. Bayside Dr.

Accepts used oil and oil filters.

Dana Point Harbor

The Marina at Dana Point
24500 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
949-496-6137

The Marina at Dana Point
949-496-6137
Pick up pads at
34555 Casitas Pl.
Drop off used pads at
24703 Dana Dr.

Embarcadero
at Dana Point
34512 Embarcadero Pl.
949-496-6177

Dana Point Fuel Block
34661 Puerto Pl.
949-496-6113

Accepts used oil and oil filters.

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