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.

Chandler Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

Address: 728 Tilly Road
opposite the Sleeman Sports Complex

Chandler, QLD
-27.5136260 153.1500090

Phone: Brisbane City Council Call Centre: 3403 8888
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • LPG bottles accepted only if empty and below 9 KG.
  • A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies per customer per visit.

Opening hours:

7 days including public holidays 6:30am-5:45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Ferny Grove Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

Address: 101 Upper Kedron Road
Ferny Grove, QLD
-27.4109760 152.9331120

Phone: Brisbane City Council Call Centre: 3403 8888
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • LPG bottles accepted only if empty and below 9 KG.
  • A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies per customer per visit.

Opening hours:

7 days including public holidays 6:30am-5:45pm - no fee if you have your voucher

Fees and charges:

May apply

Nudgee Transfer Station

Address: 1402 Nudgee Road
Nudgee, QLD
-27.3736550 153.0970710

Phone: Brisbane City Council Call Centre: 3403 8888
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • LPG bottles accepted only if empty and below 9 KG.
  • A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies per customer per visit.

Opening hours:

7 days including public holidays 6:30am-5:45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Willawong Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station

Address: 360 Sherbrooke Road
Willawong, QLD
-27.5985430 153.0040850

Phone: Brisbane Council Call centre: 3403 8888
Website

The following items are accepted:

  • Gas Bottles
  • Batteries - Car
  • Oil - Used Motor
  • Batteries - Disposable
  • Batteries - Rechargeable
  • Paints and Thinners
  • Lights - Fluorescent
  • LPG bottles accepted only if empty and below 9 KG.
  • A 20 litre limit for each chemical or product applies per customer per visit.

Opening hours:

7 days including public holidays 6:30am-5:45pm

Fees and charges:

May apply

Drop off locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

10 drop off businesses match on Oil - Motor & Grease within approx 60km of Brisbane QLD

Click the link for business details and map

Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Boonah Waste Transfer Facility /business/12506 Evans Road Dugandan, QLD, 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216 Dugandan QLD 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216
Stapylton Commercial and Domestic Landfill /business/12959 16 Rossmanns Road Stapylton, QLD, 4207 153.24567317962646 -27.732236681091923 Stapylton QLD 4207 153.24567317962646 -27.732236681091923
Frog Metals Pty Ltd /business/13009 147 Crockford Street Northgate, QLD, 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681 Northgate QLD 4013 153.0796106 -27.3891681
Toxfree /business/13601 168 Musgrave Road Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090 Coopers Plains QLD 4108 153.0309090 -27.5616090
Ralph's Garage /business/15054 41A Vulture St West End, QLD, 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280 West End QLD 4101 153.0087260 -27.4807280
Chandler Transfer Station /business/15524 728 Tilley Road Chandler, QLD, 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486 Chandler QLD 4155 153.1513974 -27.5163486
Nudgee Transfer Station /business/15525 1560 Nudgee Road Nudgee, QLD, 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623 Nudgee QLD 4014 153.0992665 -27.3593623
Willawong Transfer Station /business/15526 360 Sherbrooke Road Willawong, QLD, 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440 Willawong QLD 4110 153.0059080 -27.6019440
Ferny Grove Transfer Station /business/15527 101 Upper Kedron Road Ferny Grove, QLD, 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788 Ferny Grove QLD 4055 152.9230952 -27.4093788
Brisbane Heating Oil Supplies /business/16521 Woody Point, QLD, 4019 153.1042868 -27.2568035 Woody Point QLD 4019 153.1042868 -27.2568035
Boonah Waste Transfer Facility /business/12506 Evans Road Dugandan, QLD, 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216 Dugandan QLD 4310 152.67253875732422 -28.025129037082216

Pick up locations for Oil - Motor & Grease

9 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
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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