I have had luck with a piece of cardboard bent into a 90 degree just long enough to clear the starter. Just break the filter loose with your wrench or both hands and then stick the cardboard up against the block under the filter and unscrew the filter. The cardboard is usually quite oil soaked but it usually helps keep the oil going all in one place. Wax coated might work better never tried it. Your mileage may vary. best of luck .
Take an old rag and hold it under the filter as you turn the filter to remove it. It will catch most all of the draining oil. I just changed my oil a few hours ago, this worked pretty good, secret is to use a rag that will allow the oil to get sucked into the material. I used an old cloth diaper.
Wrap oil filter in an old sock while removing. Helps to catch oil and also helps with the heat.
Hold rags under filter against block while removing.
Punch hole in the lower corner of filter, and one in the center to act as a vent, and drain filter before attempting to remove.
All work pretty well but it's a messy job if your not careful.
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If you choose to go the punch a hole in the filter as a vent route....make sure you loosen the filter a little bit. Not enough to allow it to leak, but enough to know it is not stuck in place. Nothing worse than having drained the oil, having punched a hole in the filter and then not be able to get the filter off....that sucks big time....don't ask me how I know, please.
Put a plastic bag over the filter, like the bag the new filter came in. Keep it over the filter as much as possible and almost all the oil goes into it. Just make sure the bag doesn't have holes in it.