Oil Motor Recycling Hotline

Used motor oil, or 'sump oil' as it is sometimes called, should not be thrown away as it can pollute water ways and soils. Although it gets dirty, used oil can still be cleaned and re-used.

When changing the oil in your car or other motors such as lawnmowers, boats or chainsaws, be sure to dispose of it correctly. Oil picks up hazardous contaminants when used in engines and can pollute water and soil. Pour your used motor oil back into an empty oil container and take it to your local used oil facility for recycling. Check with the facility as they may also accept your oil filters and oily rags.

Many council facilities such as transfer stations, waste management centres or landfill sites accept used oil. Household chemical clean out programs run by your council or state government may also collect used motor oil.

Ararat Transfer Station

Address: Surface Hill Rd (Off Queen St S)
, 3377, VIC

Phone: 03 5355 0200
Email: council@ararat.vic.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 10am - 5pm Monday - Closed Tuesday 10am - 1pm Wednesday 10am - 1pm Thursday 10am - 1pm Friday 10am - 1pm Saturday 10am - 5pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Elmhurst Transfer Station

Address: McKay Street
Elmhurst, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 1pm - 4pm Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - Closed Thursday 1pm - 4pm Friday - Closed Saturday - Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Lake Bolac Transfer Station

Address: Graham Road
Lake Bolac, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 1pm - 5pm Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Thursday - Closed Friday - Closed Saturday - Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Moyston Transfer Station

Address: Moyston West Road
Moyston, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 2pm - 5pm Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 9am - 12pm Thursday - Closed Friday - Closed Saturday - Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Pomonal Transfer Station

Address: Pomonal East Road
Pomonal, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday - Closed Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday 1pm - 4pm Thursday - Closed Friday - Closed Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Streatham Transfer Station

Address: Rubbish Tip Road
, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 10am - 12pm Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - Closed Thursday 1pm - 4pm Friday - Closed Saturday - Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Tatyoon Transfer Station

Address: Camp Road
Tatyoon, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

unday - Closed Monday - Closed Tuesday 10am - 12pm Wednesday - Closed Thursday - Closed Friday - Closed Saturday 10am - 12pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Willaura Transfer Station

Address: Willaura-Wickliffe Road
, VIC

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres

Opening hours:

Sunday 9am - 1pm Monday - Closed Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - Closed Thursday 1pm - 5pm Friday - Closed Saturday - Closed

Fees and charges:

May apply

Sorry, there are no businesses listed for you to drop off Oil - Motor & Grease

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

12 pick up businesses match your query on Oil - Motor & Grease

Click the link for business details

Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Vic May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cash for Cars We offer free removal and pick service throughout the M... Vic Free
Rapid Car Removal We remove and pickup all types, makes, models and condi... Vic (Metro Area Only) Free
Imlachs Self Serve Auto Parts Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply

Waste Liquid Services Pty Ltd

PO Box 556
Carnegie Vic 3163
Tel: 0433 116 768

Ask at your local petrol station, many will take used motor oil for recycling.

About used motor oil

  • Oil is a valuable and finite resource.
  • Each year, more than 500 million litres of motor oil is sold in Australia.
  • It takes only one litre of oil to contaminate one million litres of water and a single automotive oil change produces 4 to 5 litres of used oil.

Source: Dept. of the Environment & Heritage

Importance of recycling motor oil

  • Used oil is hazardous. Lubricating oil picks up a variety of hazardous contaminants when used in engines and transmissions including lead, dioxins, benzene and polycyclic aromatics.
  • Leaving used oil sitting in your garage is a potential fire hazard.

Source: Dept. of the Environment & Heritage

For more info:

Documents marked with PDF may only be available in PDF format. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat (or the reader), a FREE reader is available from Adobe. If the information you want is in a PDF document that you are unable to access, please call the Recycling Near You Hotline on 1300 733 712 for further assistance.