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.

Baralaba Landfill

Address:
Baralaba, QLD

Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

24 Hours 7 Days

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Biloela Transfer Station

Address: Calvale Road
Biloela, 4715, QLD
-24.3832940 150.5323330

Phone: 07 4992 1885
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Paints and Thinners

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday 6am - 6pm September to May Saturday-Sunday 7am to 5.30pm June to August Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Jambin Transfer Station

Address: Biloela-Duaringa Road
Thangool, QLD

Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

24 Hours 7 Days

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Moura Transfer Station

Address: Dawson Highway
Moura, QLD
-24.5567850 149.9850260

Phone: 07 4997 2084
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

6am to 6pm 7 days per week Closed Christmas Day

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Thangool Transfer Station

Address: Burnett Highway
Thangool, QLD
-24.4980887 150.5948119

Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

24 Hours 7 Days

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Theodore Landfill

Address: Goolara-Heinekes Road
Theodore, QLD
-24.9332135 150.1138785

Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

24 Hours 7 Days

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Wowan Landfill

Address: Old Leichardt Highway
Wowan, QLD
-23.9124600 150.2113300

Phone: 07 4992 9500
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

The following items are accepted:

  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

24 Hours 7 Days

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

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Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Qld May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
Clean It Industrial Services Vacuum Tankers up to 26000 litres. Trucks and Waste Sk... Qld May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply

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

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