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.

Bellingen Waste Facility

Address: Bowraville Road
Bellingen, NSW

Phone: 02 6655 7300
Email: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

Summer: Wednesday & Friday - 7.00am - 5.00pm Weekends - 9.00am - 5.00pm Winter: Wednesday & Friday - 8.00am - 4.00pm Weekends - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Dorrigo Waste Centre (EcoMountain Recycling)

Address: Old Coramba Road
Dorrigo, NSW

Phone: 0428 602671 Gary Davies
Email: council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor

Opening hours:

8.00am - 5.30pm - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Fees and charges:

Do not apply

Raleigh Waste Facility

Address: Shortcut Road Raleigh
Raleigh, 2455, NSW

Phone: 02 6655 3777
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Tyres
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Household Chemicals
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Lights - Fluorescent

Opening hours:

Sunday - Saturday (Summer) - 08.00 - 5.00pm Sunday - Saturday (Winter) - 08.00 - 4.00pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

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Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

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Coast and Valley Oil We can pickup large volumes with a pump truck and/or yo... NSW May apply
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... NSW May apply
Remondis Australia (Taren Point) PTY Pick up provided ONLY through the Remondis skip bin ser... NSW May apply
OILRIGHT MUST CALL US AND BOOK IN COLLECTION PICK UP DATE Nationally Free
Advanced Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd bulk quantities only will provide bins for service re... NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Tip Fast Pickup service available clients customers and general ... NSW May apply
C&D Scrap Pick up must be pre booked. NSW May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
J.J. Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Commercial quantities only outside of metro areas. NSW (Metro Area Only) May apply
Palerang Council Fortnightly 240L bin Commingled Recycling Collection fr... NSW (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 NSW May apply
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Mid Coast Rubbish Removal We operate from Port Macquarie and service the whole mi... NSW (Metro Area Only) 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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