I just dump my used oil in the weeds next to the fence where I can't mow. But then, I'm not from Cali, either. I would imagine by now you would see the value in changing it yourself and going thru the hassle of going wherever you hafta to find a place to dump it. Wal-Mart will take it. Most likely the last flamin idiot that changed it tightened that filter up with a wrench. Then this next moron (who obviously is so stupid he couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel) was incapable of getting it off. Sounds to me like they are paralyzed from the eyebrows up.
Dude, WTF is wrong with you?
First off, if the EPA ever found you doing that, you would pay a SERIOUS fine, and do time in jail.
Secondly, do you ever think about what that crap does to the environment? Oil gets into the groundwater within a matter of weeks, and can contaminate any water for miles around you. If there is an aquifer near where you are dumping this, you will pollute the whole thing!
Have some respect for where you live, and your neighbors! It doesn't take much effort to take it to a used oil collection place.